8 December 1997 Meeting the calculated market needs for optically trained physicists, engineers, and technicians in 2005
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Proceedings Volume 3190, Fifth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.294363
Event: Fifth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics, 1997, Delft, Netherlands
Abstract
This paper addresses a not-too-distant need for many more optically trained personnel, far more than the current system can supply. The field of photonics and optics is quickly maturing in a very natural evolutionary manner. However few people, maybe none, fully recognize and appreciate the current evolutionary state of its markets, their size, and the state of manpower preparation, or the lack thereof, of the associated industry. Nor are the threats that this positive growth poses being recognized. Some enlightened countries have their sights on specific sectors of the industry and are investing heavily, some are just entering with great expectations, and other countries are just not in the chase. However, few national programs have come to the realization that there will not be enough trained personnel to meet the market demand.
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Robert P. Breault, "Meeting the calculated market needs for optically trained physicists, engineers, and technicians in 2005", Proc. SPIE 3190, Fifth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics, (8 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.294363; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.294363
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