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Training physics degree students in a research optics laboratory

Paper Abstract

The unification of the new European studies under the framework of the Bologna process creates a new adaptation within the field of Physics this academic year 08/09 and in the coming years until 2010. An adjustment to the programs is required in order to migrate to the new European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), changing the credit from 10 to 25 hours. This adaptation is mandatory for the new students. However, the current students under the previous program have the opportunity to avoid these changes and to finish the degree with the old curricula. One of the characteristics of the Image Processing Laboratory (IPL) is the feedback between the laboratory researchers and the students. From this mutual collaboration several students have participated in various scientific research studies. In general, when a student is introduced into the research group routine, they found some differences between the degree laboratory courses and the research laboratory dynamics. This paper provides an overview of the experiences acquired and the results obtained by undergraduate students in recent works related to liquid crystal display (LCD) characterization and optimization, LCD uniformity analysis, polarimeter design, LCD temporal fluctuation effects or diffractive optics and surface metrology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 June 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9666, 11th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference, 96661J (5 June 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.2208039
Show Author Affiliations
Josep Vidal, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
ALBA Synchrotron Light Source Facility (Spain)
Angel Lizana, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Alba Peinado, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Elena Aso, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
David Lopez, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Josep Nicolás, ALBA Synchrotron Light Source Facility (Spain)
Juan Campos, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Maria J. Yzuel, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona (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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