Education events at frontiers in optics 2005

R. John Koshel, Connie Walker, Jason Briggs

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Abstract

A series of events in the Frontiers in Optics (FiO) conference held in Tucson, Ariz., in October 2005 to promote optics education were discussed. The demonstrations focused on the basics of scattering, reflection, refraction and total internal reflection as well as emerging areas of interest such as biometrics, which includes fingerprint classification and facial recognition techniques. Various companies provided software that could be used with the biometric optical systems, and technical support was made available through Authenti-Corp of Arizona. Participants also learned about the photonics program at West Point, quantum information teaching labs at Rochester, and the use of holography to aid course-work in Japan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages16-17
Number of pages2
Volume17
No1
Specialist publicationOptics and Photonics News
StatePublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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