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Proceedings from ETOP 2007

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The Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference (ETOP) 2007

Welcome to ETOP 2007

Education and Training in Optics and Photonics 2007

Optics and photonics spawns increasingly important enabling technologies that are key to a variety of widely diverse fields. The telecommunications industry has fundamentally changed as a result of fiber optic communication and optical interconnect technologies. The biomedical field has changed with the expanding array of optical spectroscopy and diagnostic measurement techniques. Our fundamental understanding of physics and our natural environment has been improved as a result of the laser and its applications. Even the manufacturing industry has been revolutionized by lasers and photonics technology.

But any sector of the economy is nothing without its people, which is why the teaching of optics and photonics - critical fields at the core of today's worldwide technological infrastructure - must continually be upgraded and renewed in order to meet the growing demands of research, science and industry. This meeting will provide a forum for those who educate or are interested in education and training in photonics. Speakers from around the world will share methods and experiences relevant to this increasingly important and dynamically changing field. Innovative teaching methodologies and curricula from primary, secondary, post-secondary and post-graduate levels will be explored. Through presentations, panel discussions, workshops and exhibits, this important conference informs and teaches the professors, students, teachers and professional trainers how to teach for the future. This conference represents the primary international forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences related to education and training in optics and photonics. It is an honour to be able to welcome you to ETOP 2007.

Marc Nantel
Chair - ETOP 2007
Ontario Centres of Excellence


2007 Proceedings

ETOP 2007 Proceedings Complete PDF (26.8 MB)

Programs

I. ACTIVE LEARNING IN PHYSICS A WAY FOR RATIONAL THINKING - A WAY FOR DEVELOPMENT
Z. Ben Lakhdar, N.Derbel , Z. Dhaouadi , H.Ghalila , R.Miled , S.Lahmar, K.Berrada , R.Channa, A.Outzourhit
II. POST-GRADUATE PROGRAM IN OPTICS & PHOTONICS
EJ Fjarlie
III. ELECTRO-OPTICS-INTEGRATED WITHIN THE LAND FORCES TECHNICAL STAFF PROGRAM; ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE OF CANADA: 1994-PRESENT
EJ Fjarlie
IV. PHOTONICS EDUCATION PROGRAM AT CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY
Dennis Derickson, Sam Agbo, Sean Jobe, John Sharpe, Dan Wasche, and Xiaomin Jin
V. APPLIED ELECTRO-OPTICS EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING PROGRAM WITH MULTIPLE ENTRANCE AND EXIT PATHWAYS
Patricia Scott, Feng Zhou, and Dorothy Zilic
VI. REVISE OF THE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM FOR SPECIALITY IN APPLIED PHYSICS TO INTENSIFY TRAINING IN OPTICS AND PHOTONICS
Shiquan Tao, Li Wang, and Zhuqing Jiang

Fundamentals

I. CAN CLASSICAL OPTICAL SUPERPOSITION PRINCIPLE GET US OUT OF QUANTUM MYSTICISM OF NON-LOCALITY AND BRING BACK REALITY TO MODERN PHYSICS?
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri
II. THE FIRST STEPS FOR LEARNING OPTICS: IBN SAHL'S, AL-HAYTHAM'S AND YOUNG'S WORKS ON REFRACTION AS TYPICAL EXAMPLES
Mourad Zghal, Hamid-Eddine Bouali, Zohra Ben Lakhdar, Habib Hamam
III. ORBITAL ANGULAR MOMENTUM OF LIGHT IN OPTICS INSTRUCTION
Enrique J. Galvez and Nikolay Zhelev
IV. UNDERSTANDING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF GAIN SATURATION FOR HOMOGENEOUSLY BROADENED LASER MEDIUM FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE BANDWIDTH
Geguo Du
V. INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR EXPLORING PHYSICS WITH REALITY
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri

LARGER ISSUES

I. UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO INSTITUTE FOR OPTICAL SCIENCES COLLABORATIVE PROGRAM IN OPTICS
Emanuel Istrate, Amr S. Helmy, John E. Sipe, M. Cynthia Goh, R. J. Dwayne Miller
II. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES AT ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS AS RELATED TO THE EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEXT GENERATION OF SCIENTISTS AND PROFESSIONALS.
Kamran S. Mobarhan, Ph.D.
III. ADVANCING TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH PRE-COMMERCIAL PHOTONIC DEVICES
Marko M. G. Slusarczuk

K-12

I. PHOTONICS XPLORERS AND LEADERS: CHALLENGING DIVERSE STUDENTS IN A FLAT WORLD FOR EMERGING CAREERS
Joyce Hilliard-Clark, Ph.D. and Pamela O. Gilchrist M.Ed
II. REPORT ON AN OPTICS OUTREACH PROGRAM IN MONTRÉAL
François Busque and Yasaman Soudagar
III. A SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE 'FIRST' OPTICAL IMAGE PROCESSING EXPERIMENT
Dale W. Olson
IV. OPTICS EDUCATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY
Constance E. Walker, Robert T. Sparks, and Stephen M. Pompea
V. INNOVATIVE METHODS TO TEACH OPTICS IN THE GRADE 5 CLASSROOM
Nancy Magnani
VI. EL D´IA DE LA LUZ (THE DAY OF LIGHT)-TWO HOURS OPTICS DEMONSTRATION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
Osamu Takayama, Armand Niederberger, Petru Ghenuche, Manoj Mathew,Giovanni Volpe
VII. PROJECT LITE: LIGHT INQUIRY THROUGH EXPERIMENTS
Kenneth Brecher
VIII. HANDS-ON OPTICS SCIENCE CAMPS AND CLUBS
Constance E. Walker, Robert T. Sparks, and Stephen M. Pompea
IX. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW-COST LASER COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR THE CLASSROOM
Robert T. Sparks, Stephen M. Pompea1 and Constance E. Walker

COLLEGES

I. INTERNATIONAL PHOTONICS TRAINING: A CASE STUDY
Dan Sporea, Nicholas Massa, Judith Donnelly, Fenna Hanes
II. DEVELOPMENT OF AN INDUSTRY BASED LASER MANUFACTURING DEGREE PROGRAM
Judy Donnelly, Nicholas Massa, Karen Wosczyna Birch
III. THE SPECTRUM OF COURSES OFFERED BY THE CENTER FOR BIOPHOTONICS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (CBST)
Marco Molinaro and James F. Shackelford
IV. INFUSING PHOTONICS TO INCREASE ENROLLMENT IN ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Chrys A. Panayiotou, Fred P. Seeber
V. EVOLUTION OF A PHOTONICS EDUCATION PROGRAM
Alexander McGlashan*, Jay Yatulis
VI. POST-SECONDARY PHOTONICS LAB: SIMPLIFIED PORTRAIT HOLOGRAPHY
William R. Brohinsky

INSTRUMENTS/EXPERIMENTS

I. USING A MACH-ZEHNDER INTERFEROMETER TO MEASURE THE PHASE RETARDATIONS OF WAVE PLATES
Fang-Wen Sheu and Shu-Yen Liu
II. A LABORATORY OF IMAGE PROCESSING AND HOLOGRAPHY FOR PHYSICS STUDENTS
M. J. Yzuel , J. C. Escalera, A. Lizana, M. Espínola, J. Campos.
III. USING A WAVELENGTH TUNABLE DIODE LASER TO MEASURE THE BEAT LENGTH OF A BIREFRINGENT FIBER
Fang-Wen Sheu and Shu-Chun Yang
IV. LASER DIODE AND PHOTODIODE MODULES AND ANALOGUE CIRCUITS TRAINING FOR THE OPTICAL FIBER TRANSMISSION PRACTICE SYSTEM
Shigeaki Matsumoto, Yasuaki Tamura, Kouichi Nishizawa
V. WEBLAB FOR MEASURING THE ATTENUATION COEFFICIENT OF AN OPTICAL FIBER
Sérgio Szpigel, Eunézio A. de Souza, Fábio Paschoal Jr., Erik A. Antonio, Joaquim P. Filho
VI. TEMPORAL COHERENCE CHARACTERISTICS OF A SUPERLUMINESCENT DIODE SYSTEM WITH AN OPTICAL FEEDBACK MECHANISM
Fang-Wen Sheu and Pei-Ling Luo
VII. PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION TO OPTICAL WDM COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS IN STUDENT TEACHING LABORATORIES
Iain Mauchline, Douglas Walsh, David Moodie, Steve Conner, Walter Johnstone, Brian Culshaw
VIII. IMPLEMENTATION OF THREE FUNCTIONAL DEVICES USING ERBIUMDOPED FIBERS: AN ADVANCED PHOTONICS LAB
Wen Zhu, Li Qian, Amr S. Helmy
IX. EDUCATIONAL KIT FOR OPTICAL EXPERIMENTS
Victor V. Dyomin, Igor G. Polovtsev
X. QUANTUM OPTICS EXPERIMENTS WITH SINGLE PHOTONS FOR UNDERGRADUATE LABORATORIES
Enrique J. Galvez and Mark Beck

TEACHING METHODS

I. PHOTON PBL: PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING IN PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
Nicholas Massa, Richard Audet, Judith Donnelly, Marijke Kehrhahn
II. USING MISCONCEPTIONS RESEARCH IN THE DESIGN OF OPTICS INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Stephen M. Pompea, Erin F. Dokter, Constance E. Walker,Robert T. Sparks
III. ACTIVE LEARNING OF INTRODUCTORY OPTICS: INTERACTIVE LECTURE DEMONSTRATIONS AND OPTICS MAGIC TRICKS
David R. Sokoloff
IV. THE LASER TEACHING CENTER AT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
John W. Noé
V. A COMPLETE RAY-TRACE ANALYSIS OF THE 'MIRAGE' TOY
Sriya Adhya and John W. Noé
VI. SIMPLE CREATIVE PROJECTS FROM AN OPTICS TEACHING LABORATORY
John W. Noé

BIOPHOTONICS NANO TECHNOLOGY

I. INTRODUCING AND ENGAGING DIVERSE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO BIOPHOTONICS THROUGH MULTIYEAR COURSES
Marco Molinaro. Pamela Castori, Mike Wright, and Ana Corbacho
II. INTEGRATING NANOPHOTONIC CONCEPTS AND TOPICS INTO OPTICS CURRICULA
Gregory J. Sonek
III. BIOPHOTONICS MASTER STUDIES: TEACHING AND TRAINING EXPERIENCE AT UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA
Janis Spigulis
IV. TEACHING OPTICS IN A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY CURRICULUM: EXPERIENCE FROM OPTOMETRY PROGRAMS
Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan
V. TEACHING THIN OPTICAL COATING AND OPTICS EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRY A SCENARIO IN BANGLADESH
K. A. Khan

MULTIDISCIPLINARY

I. USING A RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR TRAINING STUDENTS
Anna Consortini
II. UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO INSTITUTE FOR OPTICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH SKILLS PROGRAM
Emanuel Istrate, Amr S. Helmy, M. Cynthia Goh ,R. J. Dwayne Miller

WORKSHOPS

I. SCIENCE AND FUN IN A "MAGIC SHOW OF LIGHT" FROM OPTICAL DEMONSTRATIONS ON AN OVERHEAD PROJECTOR FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS.
Joe J. Lonesa, Nadezhda K. Maltsevab, Kurt N. Peterson

COURSES

I. AN ACTIVITIES-BASED COURSE IN OPTICS FOR NON-TECHNICAL MAJORS
Jack Glassman and Rebecca Lindell
II. INTEGRATION OF OPTICS INTO THE UNDERGRADUATE PHYSICS CURRICULUM AT MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY
Natalia M. Dushkina
III. DETECTORS, DEVICES AND ELECTRONICS FOR OPTICS
V. Fajer
IV. ELECTRO-OPTICS SHORT COURSE
EJ Fjarlie
V. A FULL-YEAR UNIVERSITY COURSE SEQUENCE IN DETECTOR ARRAY THEORY, CAMERA BUILDING, AND SYSTEM TESTING
Zoran Ninkov

SIMULATIONS

I. SIMULATION SOFTWARE TOOLS FOR OPTICAL SYSTEM EDUCATION
Jason Taylor
II. APPLYING THE PRINCIPLES OF AUGMENTED LEARNING TO PHOTONICS LABORATORY WORK
U.H.P. Fischer (member IEEE), Matthias Haupt , Chr istian Reinboth , J ensUwe Just
III. MOTO: A MATLAB OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING TOOLBOX FOR OPTICS
Eric Anterrieu, Jos´e-Philippe P´erez
IV. NONLINEAR OPTICS MATHCAD EXERCISE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Daniela M. Topasna, Gregory A. Topasna
V. VIRTUAL HOLOGRAPHIC LABORATORY
M. L. Calvo, T. Alieva, J. A. Rodrigo, O. Mart’nez-Matos, A. Moreno, T. Aliev

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

I. THE NEMO EDUCATIONAL KIT
H. Thienpont et al

POSTERS

I. A PHOTONICS MASTERS PROGRAM AT A REGIONAL METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
Jack G. Glassman et al
II. PHOTONICS: PREPARING DIVERS STUDENTS IN A FLAT WORLD FOR EMERGING CAREERS
Joyce Hilliard-Clark et al
III. LOSSES INFLUENCE OF A FABRY PEROT RESONATOR ON THE EFFECT OF THE OPTICAL MULTISTABILITY IN A SATURABLE LASER ABSORBER WITH A HOMOGENOUS WIDENING
Djabi Smail et al
IV. FLEXIBLE ORGANIC TEMPERATURE SENSORS
Daniela Topasna et al
V. A SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE 'FIRST' OPTICAL IMAGE PROCESSING EXPERIMENT
Dale W. Olson
VI. SUPERCONTINUUM GENERATION IN PHOTONIC CRYSTAL FIBERS
Feng Zhou
VII. VIRTUAL RESEARCHER ON CALL: "ENCOURAGING THE YOUTH OF TODAY TO BECOME THE RESEARCHERS TOMORROW"
Kevin Cougler et al
VIII. PUTTING THE "SPARK" INTO PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND ALGEBRA
Bruce Pill et al
IX. OPTICAL ENGINEERING: LEARNING BY DESIGN
Andrew Kirk
X. LOW-PRICE OPTICAL MICROSCOPE FOR SCHOOL SCIENCE EDUCATION
Tsutomu Hoshimiya et al
XI. NONLINEAR OPTICS MATH CAD EXERCISE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Gregory Topasna et al
XII. BIOPHOTONICS MASTERS STUDIES: TEACHING AND TRAINING EXPERIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA
Janis Spigulis
XIII. REPORT ON AN OPTICS OUTREACH PROGRAM IN MONTREAL
François Busque et al
XIV. PHOTONICS TEACHING DEVELOPMENT AT CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY
Daniel Wasche et al
XV. OPTICS LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS WITH LASER-HEATED SAMPLES OF CRUDE OILS AND OIL-IN-WATER EMULSIONS
German Da Costa
XVI. APPLYING THE PRINCIPALS OF AUGMENTED LEARNING TO PHOTONICS LABORATORY WORK
Christian Reinboth et al
XVII. TEACHING THIN OPTICAL COATING AND OPTICS EDUCATION IN THE DEVELOPING COUNTRY - A SCENARIO IN BANGLADESH
Khairul Alam Khan
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