Optics and Imaging Educational Links

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NSF Work In Progress

Useful Educational Search Engines

General Optics:


History of Optics:
An Anecdotal History of Optics from Aristophanes to Zernike

Geometrical Optics (Ray):
-Light and Color-
Optics in Nature
Electromagnetic Radiation
Color and Spectrum

-Frequency and Wavelength-
Frequency and Wavelength of Light

-Sources-
Sources of Visible Light

-Reflection-
Great Site! Interactive Tutorials on Reflection of Light
The How's and Why's of Reflection

-Refraction-
Refractive Index and Dispersion

-Fiber Optics-
Fiber Optics, History and Applications

Physical Optics (Wave):
-Interference-
Interference Theory

-Diffraction-
Diffraction Theory

-Holography-
Make Your Own Holograms

-Lasers-
Lots of Laser Links

Optical Systems:
-Lens Shapes-
Lens Shapes (Interactive)

-Photographic and TV Lenses-
Lens Tutorial
Lens Types
Lens Dictionary

-Microscopes-
Everything You Wanted to Know About Microscopes
Web Resources on Microscopy

-Telescopes-
Telescopes - Types, Components and Aberrations

Education:
-Experiments-
Online Activities for Students
OSA Discovery Kit Experiments

-Optics for Kids-
OSA Rochester Section Outreach Program
Museum of Science
Optics for Kids by Bruce Irving at ORA

Digital Imaging Systems:
-Digital Imaging-
Complete Course on Digital Imaging
Intro to Digital Imaging
Sony Digital University

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