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27 April 1989 Correlating The Curriculum To Industry's Needs
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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.
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R. R Shannon "Correlating The Curriculum To Industry's Needs", Proc. SPIE 0978, 1988 Intl Conf on Education in Optics, (27 April 1989);


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