Checking date: 11/05/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Lab project I
Master in Photonics Engineering (Plan: 374 - Estudio: 338)

Coordinating teacher: VERGAZ BENITO, RICARDO

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

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
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.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The subjects Lab Project allow the student to develop a full instrument as a laboratory project. 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.
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
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • B.E.A. Saleh, M.C. Teich. Fundamentals of Photonics. Wiley. 2007
  • E. Hecht. Optics. Addison-Wesley. 2002

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.