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Optics (including OPT, OPE, and OSE)

A collection of links and resources for student and faculty use for Optics (OPT), for Optical Engineering (OPE), and for Optical Science and Engineering (OSE).

Optics-specific databases

These two databases are already on the list below, but they are listed here, first, for emphasis:

Overall list of online databases for optics research


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