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One flipped classroom teaching model on the course of applied optics

Paper Abstract

Applied optics is one of the core courses for undergraduates that major in optical engineering and related fields. The course of applied optics leads to various successor courses, such as optical design, laser optics, and fiber optics, etc. It is difficult to cover all the main fields of modern optics. As an attempt, we tried to introduce the flipped classroom teaching model to improve the students’ general understanding on applied optics. The course is divided into three parts: basic theory, experiments, and flipped classroom. The basic theory contains the concepts in coaxial spherical systems, prisms, apertures and aberrations, while the experiments provides deepened understandings on the basic theory. After that, the flipped classroom is introduced, including several different topics, such as telescopes, microscopes, cameras, infrared systems, projectors, fibers, etc., which refer to different fields of applied optics. The students are asked to organize contents around interested topics and give brief talks. During the last few years, several interesting topics, such as light field camera, super-resolution imaging, and 3D movie, are reviewed by students. It is found that by this teaching model, the students can get general impression of modern optics and pay more attention on their favorite topics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 July 2019
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 11143, Fifteenth Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2019, 111433O (2 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2523844
Show Author Affiliations
Zhongjie Xu, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Hunan Provincial Key Lab. of High Energy Technology (China)
Hunan Provincial Collaborative Innovation Ctr. of High Power Fiber Laser (China)
Xiangai Cheng, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Hunan Provincial Key Lab. of High Energy Technology (China)
Hunan Provincial Collaborative Innovation Ctr. of High Power Fiber Laser (China)
Yu Ning, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Hunan Provincial Key Lab. of High Energy Technology (China)
Hunan Provincial Collaborative Innovation Ctr. of High Power Fiber Laser (China)
Weihong Hua, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Hunan Provincial Key Lab. of High Energy Technology (China)
Hunan Provincial Collaborative Innovation Ctr. of High Power Fiber Laser (China)
Hairong Zhong, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11143:
Fifteenth Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2019
Anne-Sophie Poulin-Girard; Joseph A. Shaw, Editor(s)

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