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Optical Design & Engineering

Optical design and engineering: lessons learned

This paper from the SPIE Digital Library is made available free for a limited time.

14 February 2006, SPIE Newsroom. DOI:

This paper contains some recommendations for the optics curricula that seek to serve students intent on a career in optical engineering, as well as suggestions for the young professional embarking on such a career. It also illustrates the suggestions with some examples of actual optical systems.

Pantazis Mouroulis, Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 5865, 586502 (Aug. 22, 2005).

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