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Optics At The Arctic Circle, An Example Of Application-Oriented Research Generating New Industrial Activities
Author(s): Jorma Lammasniemi; Risto Myllyla; Tapio Hannula

Paper Abstract

This paper discusses research/industry interaction in application-oriented research groups specializing in the development of optoelectronic instruments and measurement methods. The research groups are working in Oulu, a city in Northern Finland, in an industrial environment consisting originally of pulp and paper industries together with metalworking and engineering industries. These established industrial areas are active in adopting new technologies for automation and process renewal. Furthermore, new emerging businesses are being generated through pilot installations and new product ideas created by research groups. The technologies considered are optical and infrared process analyzers, semiconductor laser-based dimension measurements and optoelectronic hybrid module fabrication. Examples of new products and enterprises employing these technologies are given. Additional skills and education especially in miniature optics and related constructions, are considered important for the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0978, 1988 Intl Conf on Education in Optics, (27 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948596
Show Author Affiliations
Jorma Lammasniemi, Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finland)
Risto Myllyla, Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finland)
Tapio Hannula, Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0978:
1988 Intl Conf on Education in Optics
Brij M. Khorana, Editor(s)

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