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.
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Samuel Serna, Nancy Hidalgo, Janice Tjan, Kevin McComber, Lionel Kimerling, Erik Verlage, Julie Diop, Juejun Hu, Sajan Saini, Anu Agarwal, Gerald Gagnon, Stefan Preble, Gregory Howland, Matthew van Niekerk, Jeff Steidle, Karl Mcnulty, Jaime Cardenas, Meiting Song, Miloš Popović, Anatoly Khilo, Pradnya Nagarkar, Farhad Vazehgoo, Ira Moskowitz, Guiru Gu, Cheryl Schnitzer, Edward Deveney, Thomas Kling, Douglas Petkie, and Jacob Longacre "A modular laboratory curriculum for teaching integrated photonics to students with diverse backgrounds", Proc. SPIE 11143, Fifteenth Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2019, 111431C (2 July 2019); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2523867
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