The goal of the course is to allow the student understanding and being able to design some photonic devices/components and photonic systems to simulate their performance by any of the proposed simulation tools to study throughout the course.
To achieve this goal, the student must acquire the following competences and skills:
- To be able to apply the acquired knowledge and problem solving skills in new and unfamiliar engineering areas within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study.
- To be able to apply the acquired knowledge in order to make judgments from information that, incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their background and judgments.
- To acquire learning skills that allow them to further study in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.
- The ability to understand technical contents, prepare documents, plans and technical/engineering projects in English language.
- The ability to adopt creative solutions that adequately meet the technical requirements and needs.
- The ability to lead and work in teams that integrate multidisciplinary approaches being able to organize and plan his/her own work.
- The ability to apply the scientific method as a fundamental work tool in both the professional and research fields, managing the different sources of information.
- To be able to identify the different blocks that are present within a system where photonics plays an essential role, the design specs, possible subsystems to be used, its integration and its final verification.
- The use of tools that help the design of photonic devices and systems.
- The use of simulation tools in the field of photonics to develop/analyze/design different devices and systems, with application in communications, avionics, automotive, energy sector and civil infrastructures.
- To be able to evaluate the performance of own-designed photonic devices, both passive and active.
- To be able to design and analyze photonic systems for communications and sensing applications.
- The ability to theoretically verify by simulation the fulfillment of the specifications required to a new device or photonic system.
After completing the course the students should be able to:
- Use the basic simulation tools in different photonic applications.
- Design and develop a complete photonic system using the simulation tools, blocks and technologies studied in the master of both active and passive components and in applications with light-matter interaction.
- Design and develop a set of tests and measures to evaluate by simulation the operation of an optoelectronic system.
- Apply the knowledge in the field of photonic engineering, at system level or at component level, in a real and practical environment.
- Participate in a team of multidisciplinary technical work in the field of photonic engineering, with the ability to overcome technical and operational issues in the framework of developing a technical project.
- Properly document the developed project and defend it against third parties.