t.BA.WV.OPTEL.19HS (Optoelectronics) 
Module: Optoelectronics
This information was generated on: 24 April 2024
No.
t.BA.WV.OPTEL.19HS
Title
Optoelectronics
Organised by
T ISC
Credits
4

Description

Version: 3.0 start 01 August 2023

Short description

Sensors based on optical principles are becoming increasingly common as they offer high precision at low cost.
Electronic circuits for optical sensors and actuators are discussed, designed and practically used in this module.

Module coordinator

Hochreutener Hanspeter (hhrt)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
The students know the typical electrical properties of photodiodes, avalanche photodiodes and photomultipliers, light-emitting diodes and laser diodes. F 1 - 3
They know how a transconductance amplifier for photodiodes is designed and can combine it with a filter. F, M 2 - 4
They know how current sources and modulators for LEDs and laser diodes work. F 1 - 3
The students are able to implement concrete applications in practice: E.g. light barriers, distance sensors, optocouplers, isolation amplifiers, thermo-electric cooling, ... F, M 2 - 5

Module contents

  • Photodiodes, avalanche photodiodes and photomultipliers
  • LEDs and laserdiodes
  • Amplifiers for photodiodes, avalanche photodiodes and photomultipliers
  • Driver circuits for light-emitting diodes and lasers
  • Cooling with Peltier elements
  • Oscillators and modulators
  • Second-order active filters
  • Light barriers, proximity and distance sensors
  • Optocouplers and isolation amplifiers
  • Mini project: e.g.: Data transmission via optical interface, barcode reader, light incidence angle determination, ambient light tolerant light barrier, twilight switch, colour detection, temperature control for laser diode, ...

Teaching materials

https://home.zhaw.ch/~hhrt/OPTEL.zip

Supplementary literature

 

Prerequisites

 

Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 3a
  For more details please click on this link: T_CL_Modulauspraegungen_SM2025

Exams

Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester
 
Shorttest

Miniproject
 
written

written
 
45 min.

ca. 5 pages
mark

mark
 
20%

20%
 
End-of-semester exam Examination written 90 min. mark 60%

Remarks

 

Legal basis

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Note

Course: Optoelektronik - Praktikum
No.
t.BA.WV.OPTEL.19HS.P
Title
Optoelektronik - Praktikum

Note

  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 24 April 2024.
Course: Optoelektronik - Vorlesung
No.
t.BA.WV.OPTEL.19HS.V
Title
Optoelektronik - Vorlesung

Note

  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 24 April 2024.