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The Immersive Photonics Lab is an innovative training tool that engages the learner in a virtual reality photonics lab. The immersive learning environment helps a participant master the professional and technical handiwork that your company may need.

This virtual reality application faithfully reproduces physical phenomena and enables the effective development of procedural skills, whether in industrial or educational settings. This tool emulates all the equipment needed to train professionals and students, anywhere, anytime, and without risk of injury. Innovative from both educational and technological standpoints, the Immersive Photonics Lab gives access to the latest generation of photonics equipment. It helps to disseminate training programs, with particular focus on tackling the shortage of skilled labour in the industry.Vue bas à sable - Immersive Photonics Lab

The immersive Photonics Lab for industry

ALPhANOV adapts to your needs by developing a tailor-made training program as well as your own technical environment within the Immersive Photonics Lab.


  • Training in technical procedures and handiwork.
  • Enable distance learning.
  • Ability to guide learners at a variety of levels.
  • Limit equipment downtime for training.
  • Reduce professional risk for operators.
  • Preserve optical and mechanical components.
  • Facilitate training implementation.

Usage scenarios:

Immersive Photonics Lab

  • Training of a new employee.
  • Training on new equipment.
  • Refresher training.
  • Customer training to support with equipment use.
  • After sales service.
  • Commercial presentations.

The immersive Photonics Lab for education

The immersive Photonics Lab integrates numerous optical labs at License 2 and License 3 levels. Each lab is autonomous as a result of its different modes of use:

  • A beginner’s tutorial and for presentation of different optical elements;
  • A guided practical activity in "step-by-step" mode with different levels to develop procedural skills;
  • A "sandbox" mode to perform your own editing.

Exemple of TP available:

  • Laser alignment
  • Collimation
  • Young Holes
  • Michelson interferometer
  • Fabry-Perot interferometer
  • Mach-Zehnder interferometer
  • ...

ALPhANOV is working on the development of many other TP.


  • Develop procedural skills.
  • Easily develop the TP catalogue.
  • Develop autonomous learning.
  • Avoid purchasing expensive equipment.
  • Guide learners at a variety of levels.
  • Preserve optical and mechanical components.
  • Facilitate training implementation.
  • Enable distance learning.
  • Develop motivation and interest.


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