Optical engineering focuses on the design, manufacture, and utilization of optics-based products, services, and related technology. Optics refers to the scientific study of light and how it may be used in a variety of forms and techniques for different purposes. Optical engineering expert witnesses often specialize in such areas as laser, integrated photonics, electronics, telecommunications, electrical engineering, physics, optoelectronics, and other related disciplines
Because the use of lasers is a major aspect of optical engineering, expert witnesses are often retained to provide expert opinions in court cases involving laser injury, as well as rules and regulations regarding laser safety. Optical engineering is an integral factor in the functionality of laser surgery, which must adhere to the codes of compliance set by the medical field, the violation of which may lead to potential injuries and harmful side effects, resulting in possible lawsuits.
Other tools created with optical engineering include various types of mirrors, fibre optics, and lenses for a wide range of products, such as glasses and telescopes. As with any type of product and technology, patent law may be the subject of a lawsuit involving optical engineering. Expert witnesses are therefore often experienced with intellectual property and copyright infringement. Product failure and manufacturing defects may also be applicable in a court case related to the field.
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