MS1FS - Fiber Optic Sensors

Course specification
Course title Fiber Optic Sensors
Acronym MS1FS
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Nanoelectronics, Optoelectronics, Laser Technology
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 fiber-optic sensors. Introduce the physical principles of operation, measurement techniques, classification and characterization of fiber-optic sensors. Based on this knowledge a student should be qualified to estimate when is optimal to use the fiber-optic sensors and how to do it.
The outcome After the course student should know measuring methods used in fiberoptic sensors, as well as fiberoptic sensor types, and physical principles of operation. Student should be able to design and implement fiberoptic sensors for industry.
Contents of lectures Principles of operation for fiber-optics sensors. Optical fibers, properties and technology. Measurement techniques. Intensity modulation. Interferometry and polarimetry for optical sensing. Gas spectroscopy. Fiber-optic gyroscope. Fiber Bragg gratings. Laser Doppler velocimetry. Fiber optic sensors for electric power systems.
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 (Original title)
  2. J. Dakin, B. Culshaw, Optical Fiber Sensors:Principles and components, Artech House, London, 1988 (Original title)
  3. Shizhuo Yin: Fiber Optic Sensors, CRC Press, Boca Ration, 2008, USA (Original title)
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 and 15 hours of laboratory exercises + two homework assignments.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 30
Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
Projects 50
Colloquia 0
Seminars 20