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An Interactive Program for Automating Optical Ray Tracing
The goal of my Senior Individualized Project was to design and code a Pascal program which helps Optics students develop an intuition for ray tracing. Users can graphically manipulate an object-lens system and observe ...
The Measurement of Birefringence and Dichroism of Substrate Samples
Current research in digital data storage is centered on developing a disk which can store data optically. However, in the process of reading back a signal from an optic disk, a degradation of the signal has been noticed. ...
A Student Experiment in Fourier Transform Spectroscopy
This project was to design and build an optical system for a student laboratory exercise that would allow the light from various discharge tubes to be analyzed. To test its operation, Sodium and Mercury sources were used. ...
The NRL Coronagraph: Resolution Testing of a Second Generation
During the Fall of 1985, I participated in the preliminary resolution testing of the prototype coronagraph. We experimentally determined many of its critical parameters, such as its angular field of view. Our main objective ...