This paper describes the growth and formation of the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona and the role of the Center in relation to mission-oriented government agencies and the optical industry. The research and academic programs are outlined, and their close relationship to the needs of government and industry is emphasized. The Optical Sciences Center building and facilities are described briefly.
© 1971 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 2, 1970
Published: February 1, 1971
A. B. Meinel, J. A. Eyer, R. H. Noble, and P. N. Slater, "The Optical Sciences Center: Its History, Organization, and Relation to Government and Industry," Appl. Opt. 10, 243-247 (1971)