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Is optics a separate discipline?

Paper Abstract

The question posed by the title is important for how optics is taught and how research is funded for optical sciences and engineering. We think that the simple, correct answer to this question is 'yes.' This paper addresses this issue and suggests strategies for raising the profile of optics education at all levels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3190, Fifth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics, (8 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.294373
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M. J. Soileau, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
James E. Pearson, SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3190:
Fifth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics
Christiaan H. F. Velzel, Editor(s)

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