UniServe Science Senior Science Table of Contents

Photonics - Optical fibres


This resource is based around an online photonic circuit simulator challenge designed by physics students at Macquarie University.


Link to curriculum

This activity illustrates many of the HSC Senior Science dot points in 9.4, in particular 9.4.6. Optical fibre communication systems.


Game: Online photonic simulator challenge - students choose equipment to send messages whilst learning the processes and technology involved. Designed by physics students at Macquarie University.

Video: Recent ABC Catalyst excerpt on current advances in the field, particularly the photonic chip.

Worksheets: designed by science education students at The University of Sydney

Optical Networks (pdf 60kB)

Optical Networks Party Message(pdf 54kB)

Light is Speaking to us (pdf 78kB)

CUDOS - Photonics worksheet (pdf 238 kB)

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