- Code PHYS6502
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Physics
- 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/PHYS3051) 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.
This course is co-taught with undergraduate students but assessed separately.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the technologies that underly key components in a photonic sensing system;
- Be able to understand and quantify the effect of important parameters such as calibration, linearity and signal-to-noise;
- Design and build a complete topology for a sensing system by integrating key photonic components;
- Present the design and explain how the system works and communicate details of its performance and limitations;
- To demonstrate independent acquisition and evaluation of further relevant knowledge beyond the classroom.
- Examination (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- In-class activities (Quizzes) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Laboratory (Includes a design project and in-class project presentation) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Assignments (Includes an essay paper that requires literature search and reading) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
• Face-to face component which may consist of 3 x 1 hour lectures per week and a total of 18 laboratory hours per semester (6 x 3 hour sessions).
• Approximately 76 hours of self directed study which will include preparation for lectures and other assessment tasks.
To be determined
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgePHYS3060 or PHYS6501 or equivalent
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