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The NEMO educational kit

Paper Abstract

NEMO is the European "Network of Excellence on Micro-Optics". One of the objectives is to disseminate knowledge on micro-optics. Therefore NEMO plans to inform pupils about the crucial role of micro-optics This is done through the distribution of an educational kit to their physics/technology teachers. This kit has been realized through a cooperative action of different partners of the NEMO-network all over Europe. It contains a variety of replicated micro-optical refractive and diffractive components, and a semiconductor laser source. The kit is supplemented with a CD-ROM which explains the basic concepts and describes possible experiments and experimental setups. It contains also a computer tutorial which simulates the optical processes of image formation. It is hoped that this will encourage interest in optics and, more generally, in science as an area of future study and as a possible career choice. At the conference the realization and the lay out of the EduKit will be commented and a demonstration will be given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2007
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9665, Tenth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 96651S (3 June 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.2207476
Show Author Affiliations
H. Thienpont, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
J. Mohr, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany)
M. Kujawinska, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
M. R. Taghizadeh, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
A. J. Waddie, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
T. Mappes, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany)
F. Wyrowski, LightTrans GmbH (Germany)
Univ. of Jena (Germany)
E. Stijns, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)

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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