Checking date: 04/01/2020

Course: 2019/2020

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

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA SOUTO, JOSE ANTONIO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Electronic Instrumentation Electronic Instrumentation Systems
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
By the end of this content area, students will be able to have: 1. A coherent knowledge of their branch of engineering including some at the forefront of the branch in optoelectronic instrumentation. 2. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding of optoelectronic instrumentation to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems using established methods. 3. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to develop and realise designs to meet defined and specified requirements. 4. An understanding of design methodologies, and an ability to use them in the design of optoelectronic systems. 5. The ability to design and conduct appropriate experiments, interpret the data and draw conclusions. 6. Workshop and laboratory skills. 7. The ability to select and use appropriate equipment, tools and methods. 8. The ability to combine theory and practice to solve problems of optoelectronic instrumentation. 9. An understanding of applicable techniques and methods in optoelectronic instrumentation, and of their limitations.
Description of contents: programme
Introduction to light and its properties. Light sources. Semiconductor light generating devices; related electronic circuits. Photodetectors and optocouplers; related electronic circuits. Electro-optical materials, their optical and electrical properties; E/O devices. Propagation of light; optical fibers. Optical sensors and fiber optic sensors. Optoelectronic instrumentation systems in industrial applications.
Learning activities and methodology
The teaching methodology will include: - Magisterial Classes, where the students will be presented with the basic knowledge they must acquire. Students will be supplied with lecture notes and key reference texts which will enable them to complete and acquire a more in depth knowledge of the subject. - Problems Classes, these are aimed at the solving of exercises and examples within the context of real case studies. These classes will be complimented with the resolution of practical exercises on behalf of the student. - Laboratory Practical Sessions - Group tutorials
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • B.E.A. Saleh , M.C. Teich. Fundamentals of Photonics. Wiley - Interscience. 2007
  • R.P. Khare. Fiber Optics and Optoelectronics. Oxford. 2004
Additional Bibliography
  • Edel Uiga. Optoelectronics. Prentice Hall. 1995

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