Interactive virtual optical laboratories

Xuan Liu, Yi Yang

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Abstract

Laboratory experiences are essential for optics education. However, college students have limited access to advanced optical equipment that is generally expensive and complicated. Hence there is a need for innovative solutions to expose students to advanced optics laboratories. Here we describe a novel approach, interactive virtual optical laboratory (IVOL) that allows unlimited number of students to participate the lab session remotely through internet, to improve laboratory education in photonics. Although students are not physically conducting the experiment, IVOL is designed to engage students, by actively involving students in the decision making process throughout the experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication14th Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, ETOP 2017
EditorsXu Liu, Xi-Cheng Zhang
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510613812
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event14th Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, ETOP 2017 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: May 29 2017May 31 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10452
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

Other14th Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, ETOP 2017
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period5/29/175/31/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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