Dmitry A. Esikov: Virtual Nonlinear Optics: Real-time Simulations of Laser Experiment CSIT 2000 : 225-228
The description of the pilot version of LaserLab CBT in the field of nonlinear optics and laser spectroscopy, based on the real-time simulation of laser experiments, is presented. The core of the system contains simulations of experimental setups for modeling phenomena of the interaction of laser radiation with the matter. Interactive computer models were developed with Asymetrix ToolBook and used a collection of virtual devices and units: laser sources, passive and active optical elements, optical and electrical signal registration devices and converters, etc. The real-time simulation engine of LaserLab incorporating the dynamic mathematical models of the nonlinear optical phenomena and the devices used in the experimental setup, controlled the data flows between units. The units processing the data in accordance with their specific algorithms and properties, realized the visual feedback to the user, reacting to user's manipulations with controls. The virtual experiment development environment provided a special tools for creating new devices, contained reference materials about their operation. The development of the multi-user and multi-language courses management subsystem, with the strong educational content in the field of nonlinear optics and with ability of user's managing and testing and the report generating, was supposed.
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Heinz Schweppe and Yuri S. Kabalnov (Eds.): CSIT'2000, Proceedings of 2nd International Workshop on Computer Science and Information Technologies, September 18-23, 2000, Ufa, Russia. USATU Publishers & JurInfoR-MSU Publishing 2000, ISBN 5-86911-312-1