Accession Number:

ADA386841

Title:

Photonics Research and Education at the United States Military Academy

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. May 1998-May 2000

Corporate Author:

MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY PHOTONICS RESEARCH CENTER

Report Date:

2000-12-18

Pagination or Media Count:

102.0

Abstract:

The Photonics Research Center was established at the United States Military Academy, in May of 1987 through a Memorandum of Understanding between the Superintendent of the United States Military Academy and the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army. The Centers three principle missions focus on education of both cadets and officers, the conduct of basic and applied research, and support to the Army and DoD in the area of lasers and photonics. The Centers proven record in producing world-class research has played a significant role in past Academy accreditation visits. Each year, educational programs associated with the Center introduce over 1000 cadets to a general familiarity with laser technology, provide over 50 cadets with an in-depth understanding of lasers and laser technology, and returns officers to the field Army who are now considered experts in developing and applying laser technologies.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE