Title: Photonics Lab Manual for High Schools
Designed to accompany Fundamentals of Light and Lasers, this Laboratory Manual was written to provide high schools a less expensive option for offering the Fundamentals of Light and Lasers course. It provides a wide variety of experiments that give students a hands-on approach to learning basic photonics concepts. Through these experiments, students sharpen their skills in making precise measurements and in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data. They have the opportunity to use optical components and equipment similar to those used in industry and science laboratories. The labs in this manual are supported by a much less expensive set of equipment than those in the text of Fundamentals of Light and Lasers. Though the equipment is less expensive, it still allows students to investigate the same physical concepts as those in the text and do so at the same level of rigor.