Checking date: 01/05/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Study: Bachelor in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering (223)

Coordinating teacher: DIOS FERNANDEZ, CRISTINA DE

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Electronics Engineering Fundamentals (2nd course, 2nd term) Analog Electronics I (3rd course, 1st term) Digital Electronics (3rd course, 1st term) Electronics Instrumentation I (3rd course, 2nd term)
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
- Hability to develop electronic circuits than include semiconductor devices for the generation of light - Hability to develop electronic circuits than include semiconductor devices for the detection of light - Adquire the hability to analyze, design and document electronic systems based on optoelectronic devices
Description of contents: programme
- The light and its properties. Photometric and radiometric units - Generation and detection of light. PN junction - The LED - Photodectors - The semiconductor laser - Optocouplers - Propagation of light - Case study 1: optical communications - Case study 2: optoelectronic instrumentation - Case study 3: Illumination systems
Learning activities and methodology
- Magistral lectures and problem oriented lectures (3 ECTS credits) The magistral lessons are aimed to provide the student with the key concepts and knoledge that will then be developed in the problem oriented lectures solving problems and real life examples of the implementation of this technology. Part of the group sessions will be deboted to "Projects Corner". In this sessions the students will have to resolve various case studies of real applications of Optoelectronics. This are problem bases learning sessions that will help strengthen the abilities they are developing during the present course. - Practical sessions: laboratory sessions and proyect laboratory sessions (3 ECTS credits) The laboratory sessions will give the student the practical skills needed to work and characterize optoelectronic devices. In the proyect laboratoy sessions the theoretical knowledge adquired to solve the design and implementation of a complete optoelectronic system.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • B.E.A. Saleh , M.C. Teich. Fundamentals of Photonics. Wiley - Interscience. 2007
  • Endel Uiga. Optoelectronics. Prentice Hall. 1995
  • Eugene Hecht. Optics. Addison Wesley. 2001

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.