- Code PHYS3051
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Physics Education Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Physics
- Areas of interest Photonics, Physics, Engineering, Nuclear Physics
This course will cover the application of photonics outside of the telecommunications applications (covered in ENGN4513) and includes fundamental knowledge of a wide range of photonic sensors and instruments. These technologies find applications in architecture, astronomy, automotive, aerospace and structural health (bridges, ships), as well as the increasing use of photonics in medical procedures and diagnostics including endoscopy, laser therapy and dosimetry. Laboratory work covers both hands-on, fibre-based experiments and software simulations.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Understand the technologies that underly key components in a photonic sensing system;
2. Know how to quantify and understand the effect of important parameters such as calibration, linearity and signal-to-noise;
3. Design a simple topology for a sensing system by integrating key photonic components;
4. Present the design, explain how the system works and communicate details of its performance and limitations.
Assessment will be based on:
Examination – 40% (LO 1 - 4)
In-class activities (Quizzes) – 10% (LO 1 - 4)
Laboratory – 30% (Includes a design project and in-class project presentation) (LO1-4)
Assignments – 20% (LO1-4)
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24 lectures, 6 tutorials and 24 hours laboratory sessions
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8020||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|