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Issue 2 • Date May 1980

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Education Society

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): c2
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  • Guest Editorial

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 45
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  • The Refractive Index of Optics Education in the United States is Unity

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):46 - 47
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    At present, the optics programs that are available in US. colleges and universities are nearly invisible to the students they are designed to serve. Some possible avenues of attack and recommendations are given. View full abstract»

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  • Optics Technology Education Programs in the U. S.

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):48 - 51
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    The need for and the development of optics technology education programs in the US. are discussed. The resulting programs (primarily two-year associate degree programs) supply technicians and technologists for the rapidly expanding optics and electro-optics industry. View full abstract»

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  • The Undergraduate Optics Laboratory in American Universities

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):51 - 54
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    This paper explores the status of the undergraduate optics laboratory in American universities. It describes the laboratory of the sixties, using results of a national survey taken to help improve the teaching of optics. An upper level experimental course in optics and spectroscopy is described as an example of courses offered in the sixties. The results of a survey regarding the status of optics ... View full abstract»

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  • Optics Education in the United States: Programs and Opportunities

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):54 - 58
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    Educational programs and opportunities available in optics and optics-related areas are discussed, and comparisons with traditional programs in physics and engineering are presented. View full abstract»

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  • Short Courses on Fiber Optical Communications

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):59 - 62
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    The fiber optical communications industry has grown quickly in the past few years. This growth, which will continue for some time, makes it necessary that many presently employed engineers receive training in the fundamentals of fiber optic devices and systems. This training is presently available through a number of short courses offered by university extension divisions, technical societies, and... View full abstract»

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  • A Course in Integrated Optics

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):62 - 65
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    A beginning-level graduate survey course in integated optics taught in the School of Electrical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, is described. The goal of this course is to provide students with a broad elementary knowledge of guided wave optics, devices, and systems. View full abstract»

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  • Optical Radiation Detector Laboratory

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):66 - 69
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    This paper describes a grduate-level optical radiation detector laboratory course taught at the Optical Sciences Center of the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. It highlights the experiments performed with various types of detectors, including photovoltaic, photoconductive, thermal, and photoemissive detectors and discusses the figures of merit that are measured by the students. View full abstract»

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  • Some Suggestions on the Teaching of Advanced Geometrical Optics to Engineers

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):70 - 72
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    The teaching of advanced geometrical optics can be made both interesting and reasonably simple through the use of matrix algebra. With this method, the required numerical calculations are performed on a hand-eld instrument or, preferably, a computer-graphics facility. The advantages of this approach are discussed, as well as the objections raised by others. View full abstract»

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  • Modern Optics and Electrical Engineering

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):73 - 75
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    The need for educating electrical engineers in modern optics is discussed. One approach to introducing this relatively new area into the curriculum is described. View full abstract»

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  • An Electrooptics and Microwave Optics Program in Electrical Engineering

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):75 - 83
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    The Moore School of Electrical Engineering offers a program in electrooptics, with a microwave optics component, intended for graduate and advanced senior undergraduate electrical engineering students. The courses offered cover topics in classical and modern optics, such as matrix treatment of optical systems; physical, Fourier, and electron optics; coherence, radiometry, and photometry; sources o... View full abstract»

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  • On-Site Graduate Program in Optics: A Case Study

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):84 - 87
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    The development of a unique on-site graduate degree program in optics is described. The requirements for such a program are discussed along with particular problems related to logistics, administration, and staffing. This example should prove relevant to many geographical areas and disciplines other than optics. The development of optics specializations within the framework of either a physics or ... View full abstract»

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  • Graduate Optics Education at the Air Force Institute of Technology

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):87 - 91
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    The educational objective of the gaduate optics program at the Air Force Institute of Technology is to prepare students who can bridge the gap between the traditional physicist and electrical engineer. This goal is realized through two programs. One is in engineering physics, which concentrates on optical devices; the other is in electrical engneering, which concentrates on electrooptic system des... View full abstract»

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  • Graduate Training in Optics at the Optical Sciences Center

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):91 - 96
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    The graduate programs in Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona are discussed. Included are requirements for admission to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs, the degree requirements for each of these programs, the Optical Sciences Faculty, and the research and teaching facilities of the Optical Sciences Center. Also presented are estimates of starting salaries and employment distribution of Optica... View full abstract»

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  • Optical Engineering Education at Carnegie-Mellon University

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):97 - 100
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    Although Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU) is a mediumsized, highly engineering-oriented school, it has achieved international stature in selected areas of optics education and research. This paper reviews the graduate education programs in optics at CMU, together with the available course offerings and the research and emerging multidisciplinary optics-oriented activities. View full abstract»

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  • Optics Education at Georgia Tech

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):100 - 104
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    This paper presents an overview of the development and current status of optics education at Georgia Tech, and gives an assessment of future trends. The problems of course development, prerequisite structure, and team instruction involving multiple university units are discussed. View full abstract»

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  • M.I.T.'s Modern Optics Project Laboratory

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):105 - 108
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    This paper describes the Modern Optics Project Laboratory course offered within the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) With a combination of lectures, laboratory exercises, and projects, this course provides the students with a broad exposure to the principles of modern optics and quantum electronics, and gives them an op... View full abstract»

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  • A Profile: The Teaching of Optics by the Faculty of the Institute of Optics

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):108 - 115
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    The Institute of Optics is committed to training leaders in the field. To do so, it draws on the excellent resources of its faculty and facilities, and emphasizes the importaace of a broad education in optics for students all levels. The undergraduate and graduate progamms are based upon a series of required care courses that examine in depth the fundamentals of optical science and engineering. View full abstract»

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  • A Program in Modern Optics and Lasers at San Diego State University

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):116 - 118
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    A program in modern optics and lasers is currently offered at both the undergraduate and masters levels in the Department of Physics at San Diego State University. The course structure, as well as details on unique facets of the program, are discussed. The experimental aspects of the program are emphasized. View full abstract»

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  • Optics at Texas Tech University: Learning by Doing

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):118 - 124
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    In both the undergraduate and graduate educational programs of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Texas Tech University, students are strongly encouraged to learn by active paticipation. Both programs have benefited from a vigorous faculty involvement in a wide range of funded research projects in varous areas of modern optics. View full abstract»

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  • Engineering Electromagetics-W. H. Hayt

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):125 - 126
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  • Call for Papers IEEE Transactions on Education Special Issue on Microprocessors in Education February 1981

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 127
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  • Call for Papers IEEE Transactions on Education Special Issue on Energy and Energy Related Studies May 1981

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 128
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