Contribution of Ukrainian Scientists to the Development of Optics


  • I. V. Korsun Volodymyr Gnatyuk National Pedagogical University of Ternopil



ukrainian scientists, applied optics, physical optics, spectroscopy, nonlinear optics


The contribution of Ukrainian scientists to the development of optics as a science, in particular, within the Soviet period, has been analyzed. World’s priority for some of those studies is demonstrated. The attention is drawn to the pedagogical and educational activities of Ukrainian scientists. The material is classified according to the optics domains.


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How to Cite

Korsun, I. V. (2018). Contribution of Ukrainian Scientists to the Development of Optics. Ukrainian Journal of Physics, 63(10), 943.