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The Business Side Of Optical Engineering
Author(s): Roderic M. Scott
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Paper Abstract

The Optical Industry is based on an old technology. The very first optical elements were burning glasses for starting a fire from the rays of the sun. While such elements probably never were as popular as matches in a later period, they may well have been the product of an industry and thus the basis of a business. In more modern times, the manufacture of optical components and devices has not only become big business but is also the foundation of a very large number of small businesses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1976
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0071, The Business Side of the Optical Industry I, (7 July 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.965372
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Roderic M. Scott, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0071:
The Business Side of the Optical Industry I
Roderic M. Scott, Editor(s)

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