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Correlating The Curriculum To Industry's Needs
Author(s): R. R Shannon

Paper Abstract

The subject of applied optics encompasses several topics that are of varying levels of interest to each worker in the field. There is the traditional field of optics that includes geometrical and physical optics as the basis for applications that have found wide use in industry. Although the techniques and methods applied to solving problems are quite up to date, this aspect of optics is often referred to as "Classical Optics". Modern optics implies the addition of topics based on lasers, fibers and other electro-optical devices that have entered the field in the past two or three decades. Optical physics is a step away from application, in that the properties of materials and the interaction of light with materials is of basic importance. Finally, engineering optics implies the comprehensive application of these principles to applications in industry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0978, 1988 Intl Conf on Education in Optics, (27 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948584
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R. R Shannon, University of Arizona (United States)

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

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