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El Día de la Luz II (The Day of Light II): optics demonstration for high school students

Paper Abstract

Photonics is an upcoming field that offers immense possibilities in frontier science, technology, and industry. The topic needs to be introduced among the young students to motivate their interest and passion for light. However, the potential of optics and photonics as a very exciting part of science is not always fully explored in high school education. With the motivation to contribute an initiative along these lines, a two-hour program was developed and successfully implemented at ICFO-The institute of photonics sciences. Further recent efforts were directed towards the improvement of this program which resulted in the advanced version. This improved version focuses on explaining the ray and wave nature of light, as well as the demonstration of the conservation of energy in relation to optics. The event was organized and the demonstrations were carried out by ICFO PhD students enrolled in the ICFO Optical Society of America (OSA) and SPIE student chapters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 June 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9666, 11th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference, 966603 (5 June 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.2207772
Show Author Affiliations
Chaitanya Kumar S., ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences (Spain)
Manoj Mathew, ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences (Spain)
Giorgio Volpe, ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences (Spain)
Osamu Takayama, ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences (Spain)
Alejandra Valencia, ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9666:
11th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference
K. Alan Shore, Editor(s)

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