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The first optical convention (in English): the 1905 Optical Convention in London, England
Author(s): Kevin P. Thompson
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Paper Abstract

One hundred years ago, optical workers of London assembled to discuss a variety of topics in optics. This paper provides an overview of The 1905 Proceedings, a discussion of the state of optical design in this period based on relevant books of the period, and an introduction to a self-published autobiography of a worker active in the period that was found on The Internet.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6342, International Optical Design Conference 2006, 634201 (13 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.692186
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Kevin P. Thompson, Optical Research Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6342:
International Optical Design Conference 2006
G. Groot Gregory; Joseph M. Howard; R. John Koshel, Editor(s)

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