CONSTRUCTION OF A COMPUTER SIMULATION PLATFORM FOR OPTICAL EXPERIMENTS
Hao Wu, Dewen Seng, Xujian Fang
School of Software Engineering, Hangzhou Dianzi University, 310018, Hangzhou, China
With the rapid development of computer technology, computer-assisted instruction for complex and vulnerable optical experiments has become possible. Computer simulation technique has become an important branch in computer application and a new means in science research and engineering design. People have done a lot of research on optical experiment simulation. But there are still many defects, such as no friendly graphical user interface and the parameters cannot be freely adjusted. We design and develop a well extensible and portable simulation platform for optical experiments including basic optics experiments, information optics experiments and laser experiments and realize flexibility in setting the experimental parameters. Young’s double-slit interference experiment, Fraunhofer diffraction experiment and grating diffraction experiment are conducted to show the effectiveness, efficiency and correctness of our simulation platform. The abstract and difficult optical concepts and rules are vividly manifested through the simulation experiments and become easier to understand for the students. The simulation platform will break through the limitation of teaching space, experimental equipment and various other factors and enable students to preview experiment, understand experiment, complete experiment and review experiment much better.