13M064FS - Optic Sensors

Course specification
Course title Optic Sensors
Acronym 13M064FS
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition No prerequisite
The goal Teach the students about special optical fibers and other optical components used in the construction of optical sensors. Introduce the physical principles of operation, measurement techniques, classification and characterization of optical sensors. Based on this knowledge a student should be qualified to estimate when is optimal to use the optical sensors and how to do it.
The outcome After the course student should know measuring methods used for optical sensors, as well as optical sensor types, and physical principles of operation. Student should be able to design and implement optical sensors for industry.
Contents of lectures Principles of operation for optical sensors. Optical fibers, properties and technology. Measurement techniques. Intensity modulation. Interferometry and polarimetry for optical sensing. Gas spectroscopy. Fiber-optic gyroscope Ring laser gyro. Fiber Bragg gratings. Laser Doppler velocimetry. Fiber optic sensors for electric power systems. LADAR. LIDAR. Holography measurements.
Contents of exercises Laboratory exercises in which students work with fiber optics and components. Demonstration of fiber-optic current and magnetic field sensors based on the principle of Faraday effect. Demonstration of OTDR. Demonstration of fiber-optic hydrophone.
  1. Jose Miguel Lopez-Higuera: Handbook of optical fiber sensing technology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2002, England
  2. J. Dakin, B. Culshaw, Optical Fiber Sensors:Principles and components, Artech House, London, 1988
  3. Shizhuo Yin: Fiber Optic Sensors, CRC Press, Boca Ration, 2008, USA
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching 45 hours of lectures + two homework assignments.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures Test paper 30
Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
Colloquia 0
Seminars 70