Checking date: 30/04/2019

Course: 2019/2020

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

Coordinating teacher: SANCHEZ PENA, JOSE MANUEL

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Fundamentals of Electronic Engineering
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
- Know the main effects resulting from the radiation-matter interaction - Understand the operation of electro-optic materials used in different applications: displays, bioengineering, automotive, aeronautics, home automation, etc.. - Be able to establish patterns of behavior and to characterize the most relevant electrical and optical properties of different chromogenic systems - Know the principles of operation and types of optical emitters. - Understanding the mechanisms of propagation, attenuation and dispersion of optical guided media (optical fibers). - Know the principles of operation and types of optical detectors. - Be able to design optical links by evaluating the power budget and time budget.
Description of contents: programme
M0: Chromogenic materials -0.1 Electro-optical effects: transmission, reflection, scattering, absorption, etc. Principle -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
Learning activities and methodology
- Lectures, classes to solve problems in small groups, tutorials and personal work, oriented to the acquisition of knowledge (3 ECTS). - Lab (4 sessions) and classes of problems in small groups, individual tutorials and personal work, oriented to the acquisition of practical skills related to the program of the course (3 ECTS).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • J.A. Castellano . "Handbook of Display Technology". Academic Press, San Diego. (1992)
  • M.A. Karim Ed . "Electro-optical Displays". Marcel Dekker Inc, New York. (1992)
  • R.P. Khare . Fiber Optics and Optoelectronics . Oxford. 2004
Additional Bibliography
  • Max Born & Emil Wolf. Principles of Optics. Pergamon Press. 1984

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