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Optical detectors

MICRO-523

Lecturer(s) :

Besse Pierre-André

Language:

English

Summary

Students analyse the fundamental characteristics of optical detectors. Thermal and photoemissive devices as well as photodiodes and infrared sensors are studied. CCD and CMOS cameras are analysed in detail. Single photon detection is explained.

Content

Keywords

Photodetectors, photodiodes, CCD cameras, CMOS cameras, single photon

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Bachelor in microengineering or in electrical and electronic engineering.

Courses: "physique III et IV", "composants semiconducteurs", "électronique I et II", "ingénierie optique I et II" et "capteurs".

Important concepts to start the course

Semiconductor physics, diodes and transistors, electronic amplifiers, optical lenses, micro-fabricated sensors.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

ex-cathedra courses and exercises.

Course will be teached in English but the slides and the script will content some french explanations

Expected student activities

Assessment methods

Oral exam during the exam session with 15 minutes preparation and 15 minutes discussion with teacher and oberver (100% of final grade)

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum No
Others Students can directly contact the teacher at any time

Resources

Bibliography

Electronic books accessible by VPN:

Paper book:

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

Script in 3 volumes with french explanations and partially translated in English

Moodle Link
Videos

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German