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The magic of light! An entertaining optics and photonics awareness program
Author(s): Carlos Florensa; Míriam Martí; S. Chaitanya Kumar; Silvia Carrasco

Paper Abstract

Illusionism provides a surprising and unforgettable way of explaining photonics to a wide audience. Imagine grabbing with your own hand an egg-sized photon with the same incredible properties as in a quantum computer! And what about touching the light beam which detects and removes diseased cells like in cutting edge medical prototypes? The art of magic allows promoting photonics, exploring advanced subjects in an understandable and palpable fashion that strongly inspires all ages.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9289, 12th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference, 92892J (17 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2070738
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Carlos Florensa, Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)
Míriam Martí, Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)
S. Chaitanya Kumar, Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)
Silvia Carrasco, Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9289:
12th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference
Manuel F. P. C. Martins Costa; Mourad Zghal, Editor(s)

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