M0: Chromogenic materials
-0.1 Electro-optical effects: transmission, reflection, scattering, absorption, etc.
-0.2 operation of electrically activated chromogenic materials:
- Liquid crystals: properties and types
- Electrochromics: properties and types
- Electrophoretics: properties
-0.3 Applications in different environments: displays, bioengineering, automotive, etc.
M1: Optical sources: LED and laser
- 1.1. Introduction.
- 1.2. Types of emitters: LEDs and lasers.
- 1.3: Working principle of optical emitters based on semiconductors.
- 1.4: LED: Efficiencies. Electrical and optical characteristics curves
- 1.5: LASER. Efficiencies. Electrical and optical characteristics curves
M2: Propagation, attenuation and dispersion in optical fibers
- 2.1. Introduction: Physical structure, operating principle.
- 2.2. Propagation, singlemode / multimode character.
- 2.3: Attenuation, transmission windows.
- 2.4: Dispersion: Intermodal, color, PMD. Limiting the bandwidth and distance.
M3: Optical detectors
- 3.1. Introduction: symbol and characteristic curves of photodiodes.
- 3.2. Conditioning circuits.
- 3.3: Structure and working principle.
- 3.4: Types of optical detectors.
- 3.5: Noise considerations in optical detectors.
M4: optical communications links
- 4.1. Elements of an optical communications link.
- 4.2. Power budget.
- 4.3: Time budget. Bandwidth
M5: E/O systems applications in the industrial / biomedical field
-5.1 Case study 1: industrial application
-5.2 Case Study 2: biomedical application