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WebLab for measuring the attenuation coefficient of an optical fiber
Author(s): Sérgio Szpigel; Eunézio A. de Souza; Fábio Paschoal; Erik A. Antonio; Joaquim P. Filho

Paper Abstract

The association of web technology with instrument automation and control has made possible the development of the so called Remote Laboratories or WebLabs – distributed environments that allow to access and control experiments remotely through the Internet – extending the interactivity in virtual learning environments to higher levels. In this work we describe the main characteristics of a WebLab developed for the remote measurement of an optical fiber’s attenuation coefficient, which is part of an ongoing project whose goal is to implement a photonics remote laboratory aimed to support activities in face-to-face and online courses on optical communications. Preliminary tests on the overall performance of the system have shown very promising results, strongly indicating its potential as a sound and reliable tool for photonics education.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9665, Tenth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 96650Y (3 June 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.2207344
Show Author Affiliations
Sérgio Szpigel, Univ. Presbiteriana Mackenzie (Brazil)
Eunézio A. de Souza, Univ. Presbiteriana Mackenzie (Brazil)
Fábio Paschoal, Univ. Presbiteriana Mackenzie (Brazil)
Erik A. Antonio, Univ. Presbiteriana Mackenzie (Brazil)
Joaquim P. Filho, Univ. Presbiteriana Mackenzie (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9665:
Tenth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
Marc Nantel, Editor(s)

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