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History and evolution of the teaching of Fourier optics
Author(s): William T. Rhodes
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Paper Abstract

Fourier optics, with early developments in the 1940s through the early 1960s, was introduced to optics educators largely through the appearance in 1968 of the book Introduction to Fourier Optics by Joseph Goodman. Over the past three decades evolutionary changes in perspective on the subject and its teaching have led to changes in the classroom, and continuing can be expected. This paper presents the historical background for those evolutionary changes and documents some of them. It concludes with a discussion of directions the teaching of this important subject might take.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3572, 3rd Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 6th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, (6 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.358418
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William T. Rhodes, Georgia Tech Lorraine (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3572:
3rd Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 6th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications
Angela Maria Guzman, Editor(s)

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