MICRO-523 / 3 crédits

Enseignant: Besse Pierre-André

Langue: Anglais


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 générale : électromagnétisme", "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:

  • Analyze the basics characteristics and the principles used in optical sensors.
  • Develop the physical models for different photodetectors
  • Formulate fundamental equations describing the behavior of optical detectors
  • Optimize the photosensitive pixel.
  • Design cameras adapted to different optical applications
  • Interpret the datasheets of commercial optical sensors
  • Solve rapidly and efficiently problems related to optical detectors

Transversal skills

  • Summarize an article or a technical report.
  • Communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.

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

  • Regular attendance to lectures
  • Resolution of exercises as home work prior to the session
  • Resolution of "matter that matters" questions

Assessment methods

Written exam during the exam session (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:

  • Saleh, Teich, "Fundamentals of photonics", Wiley Interscience, Chapitre 17.
  • Seitz, Theuwissen: "single photon imaging", Springer series in optical sciences, 2011.
  • S. Sze, Kwok K. Ng, "Physics of semiconductor devices", Wiley Interscience, 2007.

Paper book:

  • Theuwissen: "Solid-state imaging with charge-coupled-devices" Kluwer academic Publishers, 1995.
  • Ohta: "CMOS image sensors and application", CRC Press, 2007.

Ressources en bibliothèque

Notes/Handbook

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

Moodle Link

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Optical detectors
  • Cours: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Optical detectors
  • Cours: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Optical detectors
  • Cours: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Optical detectors
  • Cours: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Optical detectors
  • Cours: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Optical detectors
  • Cours: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14   SG0213 
14-15    
15-16    
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
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Jeudi, 13h - 16h: Cours SG0213