A modular laboratory curriculum for teaching integrated photonics to students with diverse backgrounds
Author(s)Serna, Samuel; Hidalgo, Nancy; Tjan, Janice; McComber, Kevin; Kimerling, Lionel C; Verlage, Erik; Diop, Julie C; Hu, Juejun; Saini, Sajan; Agarwal, Anu; Gagnon, Gerald A.; ... Show more Show less
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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.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Materials Research Laboratory; Lincoln Laboratory
Proceedings of SPIE--the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Serna, Samuel et al. “A modular laboratory curriculum for teaching integrated photonics to students with diverse backgrounds.” Paper presented at the Fifteenth Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2019, Quebec City, Quebec, 21-24 May 2019, SPIE, 111431C © 2019 The Author(s)
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