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CIP 2020

Detail for CIP Code 40.0807

Title: Optics/Optical Sciences.

Definition: A program that focuses on the scientific study of light energy, including its structure, properties and behavior under different conditions. Includes instruction in wave theory, wave mechanics, electromagnetic theory, physical optics, geometric optics, quantum theory of light, photon detecting, laser theory, wall and beam properties, chaotic light, non-linear optics, harmonic generation, optical systems theory, and applications to engineering problems. See also: 14.1003) Laser and Optical Engineering.

Action: No Substantive Changes

CIP Title or Definition Changed
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40.0807 Optics/Optical Sciences. No substantive changes 40.0807 Optics/Optical Sciences.
Illustrative Examples
  • [Electro-Optics]
  • [Atmospheric and Space Optics]