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Teaching physics and understanding infrared thermal imaging
Author(s): Michael Vollmer; Klaus-Peter Möllmann

Paper Abstract

Infrared thermal imaging is a very rapidly evolving field. The latest trends are small smartphone IR camera accessories, making infrared imaging a widespread and well-known consumer product. Applications range from medical diagnosis methods via building inspections and industrial predictive maintenance etc. also to visualization in the natural sciences. Infrared cameras do allow qualitative imaging and visualization but also quantitative measurements of the surface temperatures of objects. On the one hand, they are a particularly suitable tool to teach optics and radiation physics and many selected topics in different fields of physics, on the other hand there is an increasing need of engineers and physicists who understand these complex state of the art photonics systems. Therefore students must also learn and understand the physics underlying these systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2017
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10452, 14th Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2017, 104522C (16 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2266142
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Vollmer, Univ. of Applied Sciences Brandenburg (Germany)
Klaus-Peter Möllmann, Univ. of Applied Sciences Brandenburg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10452:
14th Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2017
Xu Liu; Xi-Cheng Zhang, Editor(s)

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