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Cool Cosmos
Offers lessons and activities for infrared light. Also, includes has online tutorials, games and graphic galleries that related to this topic.
http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/

Fiber Optics
Introduction to the transmission of data through the use of light, provided by Physics Planet.
http://www.physicsplanet.com/articles/fiber-optics

Fraunhofer Lines
Prominent lines in the spectrum of the sun are shown, together with their corresponding wavelengths.
http://www.harmsy.freeuk.com/fraunhofer.html

How Stuff Works: Light
Seven-segment detailed explanation uses drawings and animations to show how light works and how photons are generated, with many related links.
http://www.howstuffworks.com/light.htm

Line Moiré Superposition Patterns
The basics of line moiré patterns and optical speedup, by Emin Gabrielyan.
http://switzernet.com/people/emin-gabrielyan/070306-optical-speedup/

Moiré Phenomenon
A book and a downloadable moire demonstration kit for printing on transparencies.
http://diwww.epfl.ch/w3lsp/books/moire/index.html

Moiré Pointer for Measurement Instruments
Fast optical moiré indicator replacing a mechanical needle, research paper by Emin Gabrielyan.
http://www.unappel.ch/people/emin-gabrielyan/public/070808-spie-moire-pointer/a28-web.htm

Optical Fibres Project
How optical fibers work, and information on reflection, refraction, Snell's Law, total internal reflection and critical angles.
http://physix_jun.tripod.com/

Optics Exercises and Tutorial
(Univ of Florida). A sample electronic lecture or worksheet.
http://www.phys.ufl.edu/~selman/Demo1.html

Optics for Kids
An overview of the basics of optics suitable for elementary school children. Also discusses careers in science and engineering.
http://www.opticalres.com/kidoptx_f.html

Polarized Light
Fascinating facts about polarized light, from rainbows to beetles, from Viking navigation to LCD displays. Myths and truth about polarized sunglasses. Also a shop with polarized-only items.
http://www.polarization.com/

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
Learn about the scanning electron microscope and its uses.
http://www.mos.org/sln/SEM/

Tux Teaches Photonics
A collection of information, lessons and quizzes about photonics, taught by Tux.
http://www.photonics.150m.com/

WebTOP
A 3D interactive computer graphics system that instructors can use to help teach optics, and that students can use to simulate and visualize optical phenomena to help them learn about optics.
http://webtop.msstate.edu/