Teaching photonics laboratory using remote-control web technologies

Gao Wei Chang*, Zong Mu Yeh, Hsiu Ming Chang, Shih Yao Pan

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This paper proposes a remote education system, Virtual Photonics Experiments Network (V-PEN), for teaching photonics experiments. In this approach, teaching and learning photonics become easier by the V-PEN. A design procedure for transforming real experiments to online experiments is also proposed, and a Michelson interference system as an example is employed to describe the procedures of the online experiments. This photonics experiment platform has been used for a semester. The survey of learners' feedback is also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)642-651
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov


  • Distance learning
  • Online experiment
  • Photonics education
  • Photonics experiment
  • Photonics laboratory
  • Remote education
  • Virtual laboratory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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