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These slides were presented by Frank Reed at the Lasers in Manufacturing Symposium hosted by the Midwest Photonics Education Center and industrial laser company Trumpf Inc. Symposium speakers "highlighted topics such as laser sources, applications and integration, design considerations for laser...
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In this video adapted from the ICT Center, students will "learn how rise-time analysis is performed to determine the maximum data range of a fiber optic communications system." The video also demonstrates how a transmitter, fiber, and receiver work together. The material is intended for students in...
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This 26-page resource, developed by the National Center for Optics and Photonics Education (OP-TEC), provides information on photonics technician careers for adult learners. The following sections are included: background information on OP-TEC and the Photonics Alumni Council for Technicians (PACT),...
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ATETV continues to produce excellent web-based videos spotlighting advanced technical careers and educational programs. In this video, part of the 101 Series, visitors can watch how the work of a laser technician varies daily, from assembling to troubleshooting. The video runs 4:10 and related...
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This video, made available by Advanced Technological Education Television (ATETV), describes a laser and photonics educational program as well as the need for photonic technicians in industry. Photonics is described as "science and technology that deals with the generation, transmission, and...
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This self-study course from the Fiber Optics Association covers basic fiber optics. Intended for either those already working in fiber optics, or those just getting started, this course covers an introduction to fiber optics, how it's used in communications, how a fiber optic link transmits signals,...
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This 34-page resource, developed by the National Center of Optics and Photonics Education (OP-TEC), is one of three modules that cover spectroscopy and environmental monitoring. This module "covers electromagnet wave (EM) creation, the electromagnetic spectrum, particle properties of...
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This video from Laser-Tec is part of a series of light and optics experiments. This lab explores beam expanding collimators. Through this lab, participants learn about laser beam collimation, optical components for collimating a laser beam, and how one determines the distance between two lenses in a...
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The ATETV project delivers web-based videos to connect students to careers in advanced technology. This episode of ATETV looks at the work of a laser systems technician. Michael Milisen, who works at TRUMPF, Inc. talks about his position, which involves troubleshooting issues with laser technology....
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This activity is provided by Stanford Solar Center and covers building a working spectroscope to study the nature of light. "The curriculum includes study guides for various grade groups, PowerPoints to explain concepts, age-appropriate hands-on activities, and three videos." The site also includes...
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