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A modular laboratory curriculum for teaching integrated photonics to students with diverse backgrounds
Author(s): Samuel Serna; Nancy Hidalgo; Janice Tjan; Kevin McComber; Lionel Kimerling; Erik Verlage; Julie Diop; Juejun Hu; Sajan Saini; Anu Agarwal; Gerald Gagnon; Stefan Preble; Gregory Howland; Matthew van Niekerk; Jeff Steidle; Karl Mcnulty; Jaime Cardenas; Meiting Song; Miloš Popović; Anatoly Khilo; Pradnya Nagarkar; Farhad Vazehgoo; Ira Moskowitz; Guiru Gu; Cheryl Schnitzer; Edward Deveney; Thomas Kling; Douglas Petkie; Jacob Longacre

Paper Abstract

A modular laboratory curriculum with exercises for students and lesson plans for teachers is presented. Fundamentals of basic integrated photonic (IP) devices can be taught, first as a lecture-in-the-lab followed by “hands-on” laboratory measurements. This comprehensive curriculum utilizes data collected from the “AIM Photonics Institute PIC education chip” that was designed specifically for the purpose of education, and was fabricated at AIM SUNY Poly. Training using this modular curriculum will be performed through the AIM Photonics Academy network in New York (NY) and Massachusetts (MA), either as a full semester course or as a condensed boot-camp. A synergistic development and delivery of this curriculum will coherently leverage multiple resources across the network and can serve as a model for education and workforce development in other Manufacturing USA institutes, as well as for overseas partners.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 July 2019
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 11143, Fifteenth Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2019, 111431C (2 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2523867
Show Author Affiliations
Samuel Serna, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Nancy Hidalgo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Janice Tjan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Kevin McComber, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Lionel Kimerling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Erik Verlage, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Julie Diop, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Juejun Hu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Sajan Saini, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Anu Agarwal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Gerald Gagnon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Stefan Preble, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Gregory Howland, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Matthew van Niekerk, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Jeff Steidle, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Karl Mcnulty, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Jaime Cardenas, Institute of Optics, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Meiting Song, Institute of Optics, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Miloš Popović, Boston Univ. (United States)
Anatoly Khilo, Boston Univ. (United States)
Pradnya Nagarkar, Novel Materials and Coatings (United States)
Farhad Vazehgoo, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (United States)
Ira Moskowitz, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (United States)
Guiru Gu, Stonehill College (United States)
Cheryl Schnitzer, Stonehill College (United States)
Edward Deveney, Bridgewater State Univ. (United States)
Thomas Kling, Bridgewater State Univ. (United States)
Douglas Petkie, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Jacob Longacre, Quinsigamond Community College (United States)


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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