- Code PHYS6502
- 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
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. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the technologies that underly key components in a photonic sensing system;
2. Be able to understand and quantify the effect of important parameters such as calibration, linearity and signal-to-noise;
3. Design and build a complete topology for a sensing system by integrating key photonic components;
4. Present the design and explain how the system works and communicate details of its performance and limitations.
5. To demonstrate independent acquisition and evaluation of further relevant knowledge beyond the classroom;
Indicative AssessmentExamination – 40% (LO1-5)
In-class activities (Quizzes) – 10% (LO 1-5)
Laboratory – 30% (Includes a design project and in-class project presentation) (LO 1-5)
Assignments – 20% (Includes an essay paper that requires literature search and reading) (LO1-5)
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Workload24 lectures, 6 tutorials and 24 hours laboratory sessions
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgePHYS3060 or PHYS6501 or equivalent
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7944||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|