Experimental Adaptive Optics and Wavefront Sensing, Thin Film Optical Coatings, Electrical and Optical Instrumentation, Electrical and Optical Engineering Education
Scott W. Teare is Professor of Electrical Engineering at New Mexico Tech in Socorro, New Mexico. Educated in Canada as a Physicist, he has been involved in the development of electrical and optical instrumentation for more than two decades. He has authored or coauthored more than 100 scientific and technical papers and coauthored the book, Introduction to Image Stabilization (SPIE Tutorial Texts in Optical Engineering, Vol. TT73). He is a member of SPIE, IEEE, RAS and CAP.
This Old Spectrograph: The basics of diffraction grating spectroscopy are introduced in the context of a 1920s era spectrograph and its use in studying the performance of glass, optical filters and metal coated mirrors. This discussion is highlighted with the author's personal experiences in developing a modern day electro-optical instrument at the historic Mount Wilson Observatory in California.
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