Checking date: 09/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

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
At the end of the course the students should be able to: 1.- Have the coherent knowledge of the branch of Photonics (RA1.3) 2.- Have the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve optoelectronic problems using established methods (RA2.1) 3.- Have ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to develop and realise designs to meet defined and specified requirements (RA3.1). 4.- Have the ability to conduct searches of literature, and to use data bases and other sources of information (RA4.1) 5.- Have the ability to design and conduct appropriate experiments, interpret the data and draw conclusions (RA4.2) 6.- Have the ability to select and use appropriate equipment, tools and methods (RA5.1) 7.- Have the ability to combine theory and practice to solve engineering problems (RA5.2) 8.- Understand applicable techniques and methods, and their limitations (RA5.3) 9.- Work effectively as an individual and as a member of a team (RA6.1)
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 components for processing photonic signal  - 4.1: routers, couplers, filters, MUX/DEMUX, etc   -4.2: optical amplifiers: SOA, EDFA, etc.   M5: optical communications links   - 5.1. Elements of an optical communications link.   - 5.2. Power budget.   - 5.3: Time budget. Bandwidth M6: E/O systems applications -6.1 Study case 1: practical resolution -6.2 Study case 2: practical resolution
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 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70
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.