Photonics Education Videos
The PHOTON Projects Lab Videos: The co-PIs (the “Laser Geeks” ca. 2007) demonstrate each of the 25 lab experiments in the PHOTON Lab Experiment manual.
Explorations in Optics: These quick hands-on demonstrations were developed for SPIE’s “Optics Magic” workshops. Optica (formerly The Optical Society) funded the production of the sixteen Exploration videos. The videos were recorded at Eastern CT State University (and in co-PI Judy Donnelly’s dining room) by students from the Theater and Communications program.
A simple explanation of how a laser works (Powerpoint Animation) [What is a Laser?]From the Dumpster Optics lesson What is a Laser, based on a kids’ laser show by Sean Kearney, Laser Guy Productions
This and That but Mostly Optics Assorted short videos, some created at home, by PBL Projects Co-PI Judy Donnelly usually to answer a student’s (or grandchild’s) question.
VIDEO COLLECTIONS FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
SPIE-TV is a huge collection of videos including interviews with scientists and industry leaders, presentations from conferences, tours of labs and innovative companies, and updates from SPIE on its constituents and global outreach.
Optica Video Library Conference technical sessions, interviews, and lectures from all areas of optics and photoncis including education.
Many photonics companies have excellent videos on their websites or on YouTube. Some interesting examples:
TOMRA channel features videos of high speed food sorting equipment, much of it photonics enabled
TRUMPF videos show a variety of laser material processing applications
EDMUND OPTICS channel includes tutorials on optical components- how they are manufactured and how to use them.
IPG PHOTONICS channel featuring fiber laser technology