Photonic Simulator Stimulates Learning

Adam Strickland, Sam Campbell, Kali Madden, Nemanja Jovanovic, Benjamin F. Johnston, Robert Williams and Judith M. Dawes

A virtual learning system shows high school students how to build—and communicate through—their own optical networks.

imageNinth-grade students test the photonic simulator at the Macquarie Siemens Science Experience.

It all started in 2006, when we heard that the computing department at Macquarie University was seeking Masters project ideas. We proposed a project to engage students in learning about optical communications. It was to be jointly supervised by computing and physics academics.

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Publish Date: 01 July 2009

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