Useful Resources

Scientific article databases

Optics InfoBase

American Journal of Physics

The Physics Teacher



The Dickinson College Library Wiki page provides a useful introduction to help you get started using LaTex. The tutorial lists a few popular LaTex editors that you can download for free - two commonly used ones are:

Detextify is an online tool that lets you draw the mathematical or text symbol that you're thinking of, and it will show you a list of possibilities with their codes. It isn't perfect (and is slightly dependent on your artistic abilities!) but certainly saves a lot of time when you're trying to find certain symbols.


Free download of ImageJ, a Java program used for image processing and analysis

Optics companies

Spatial Light Modulators: