Checking date: 12/05/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Lab project I
Study: Master in Photonics Engineering (338)

Coordinating teacher: VERGAZ BENITO, RICARDO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology, ENG/Masters interuniversitarios

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
BASIC CB7 That the students can apply their knowledge and ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar in wider or multidisciplinary environments related to their field of study. CB8 That the students can integrate their knowledge, as well as handle the complexity of making judgements from an incomplete or limited information, but which could include reflections about the social and ethic responsibilities that could be linked to the application of their judgements and knowledge. CB10 That the students possess learning skills that allow them following their long-life learning in a self-conducted and self-sufficient way. GENERAL CG1 Ability to produce English-language documents, plans and projects in the field of Photonics Engineering CG2 Ability to propose, design, implement and maintain a system with photonic components for a specific application CG4 Capacity to lead and work in a team integrating multidisciplinary approaches, managing and planning their own work. CG6 Capacity to apply the scientific method as a fundamental work tool both in the professional and the research fields, managing the sources of information. SPECIFIC CE1 Identify the different blocks which are present in a system where photonics plays an essential role, the specificities of its design, possible subsystems to be used, its integration and its final verification. CE2 Handling of tools aiming to design photonic devices and systems. CE4 Handling of measurement instruments and photonics with the support of electronics to develop different devices and systems, with application in communications, avionics, automotive, energy sector and civil infrastructures. CE6 Capacity of designing photonic devices, passive and active, and of evaluating its performance CE7 Capacity of analyzing and designing photonic systems for applications in communications and sensing. CE9 Capacity of experimentally verifying in the laboratory the achievement of the required specifications in a new photonic device or system after its implementation.
Description of contents: programme
The subjects Lab Project I and Lab Project II allow the student to develop a laboratory project from a list of proposals. Each project will comprise a complete system of moderate complexity covering a specific photonic application,thus, the design and development of a complete system of multidisciplinary nature, but based mainly on photonic technology, will be proposed. All the design and development steps will be covered by the students. The compulsory and elective subjects offered during the first semester will be taken into account to conform the list of projects, trying to cover several application areas related to the field of photonics engineering. The student will participate within a team in the assigned project and must coordinate with the rest of the team members to develop it. Both the team and individual performance will be assessed. Two types of projects will be offered: the basic ones, with a short duration and moderate complexity. And some others of highly demanding features to be continued in the elective course Lab Project II. in this later case, the proposed project will be divided into two separate phases, so that the first one fullfil the requirements to pass the compulsory course Lab Project I.
Learning activities and methodology
Learning activities: AF3 Theoretical and practical lectures AF4 Lab sessions AF5 Tutorial hours AF6 Group working AF7 Individual work of the student Methodology MD3 Practical cases resolution, problems, etc. set by the teacher in an individual or group way. MD5 Documents and reports in an individual or group way.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 20
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 80
Basic Bibliography
  • B.E.A. Saleh, M.C. Teich. Fundamentals of Photonics. Wiley. 2007
  • E. Hecht. Optics. Addison-Wesley. 2002

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