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Center for Optics Manufacturing
Author(s): Harvey M. Pollicove; Duncan T. Moore
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Paper Abstract

The Center for Optics Manufacturing, located at the University of Rochester's Institute of Optics, is a collaborative effort with industry, several academic institutions and the Department of Defense. The Center's mission is to develop advanced optics manufacturing technology, implement technology transfer, and establish training and education for the optics industry. Areas of technology include materials, processes, quality, equipment, metrology and management. A principal objective is to research and introduce innovative technology and novel techniques that increase the competitiveness of the optics manufacturing base and its customers. The Center (COM) is designed to promote cooperative industry-university-government interaction in areas of unique potential for translation into industrial growth. This interaction is directly beneficial in identifying and adopting emerging technology. COM encourages the participation of manufacturers, prime contractors and government agencies by offering training, information and technology. COM user labs, which demonstrate newly developed technology and methods, will provide unique facilities and equipment that benefit all participants. This university-industrygovernment collaborative effort will identify results that lead to the development and commercialization of new products, new manufacturing technology and serve as the central resource for optics technology advancement. While the Center's primary location is at the University of Rochester, the COM has a national academic and industrial constituency. The Universities of Arizona and Central Florida will establish Regional Centers located close to major optics centers. This maximizes interaction and support of the industrial base. These activities will influence educational programs at the academic institutions and the transfer of technology to participating industry and government organizations. Other universities and national laboratories have offered resources and will add valuable contributions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1398, CAN-AM Eastern '90, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47784
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Harvey M. Pollicove, Institute of Optics/Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Duncan T. Moore, Institute of Optics/Univ. of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1398:
CAN-AM Eastern '90

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