A grating-based spectral filtering project in photonics instrumentation

Gao Wei Chang*, Zong Mu Yeh, Yu Hsuan Lin, Hsui Ming Chang

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In response to the growing demand of photonic systems engineers in industries, this paper proposes a term project that help students gain insight into photonics instrumentation via a grating-based spectrometer. The students are guided through simulations and experiments for the spectral filtering system and then implement the spectrometer using some technical notes and testing kits. They perform experiments and tests to verify and refine their works. A contest is held at the end of the course where the measurement accuracy and repeatability of the proposed systems are evaluated. This project has been used for two semesters, and both the instructors' and the students' feedback are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-175
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb


  • Photonics education
  • Photonics instrumentation
  • Project-based learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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