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Level: Advanced/Specialized

Technician or engineer willing to understand optoelectronics systems functionning and their components


Basic knowledge in optics corresponding to EF1 - Optics without calculation

Language of the training: French
Maximum capacity: 12
Price: 1380 € HT -
Duration: 3 jours - 21 h
  • Acquire the basic skills in optoelectronics
  • Be able to communicate in the domain of optoelectronics
  • Be able to understand technical specifications
  • Learn how to use current optoelectronics components and instruments
  • Design and set-up a simple experiment.
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Addressed topics

Wave optics

Emission, modulation, guided optics

Semiconductor based components

2D detectors


The program

Introduction to optoelectronics

  • Reminders in optics, diffraction, scattering and light propagation effects

Optical functions

  • Emission, detection and deflection of light
  • Optical modulation: accousto- and electro-optics, example of modulators
  • Guided optics: waveguides and optical fibres

Semiconductors components

  • Basics in semiconductor materials
  • PIN and avalanche Photodiodes: principle of operation, characteristics, source of noise
  • DEL light source: principle of operation, characteristics,
  • Fabry-Perot, DFB, DBR, VCSEL… laser diode types:  principle of operation, characteristics, comparison

Array detectors

  • CCD/CMOS array detectors in the visible range: principle of operation, architectures, characteristics, applications
  • Infrared array sensors (thermal and quantum): principle of operation, architectures, characteristics, applications

Labworks and demos

  • Characterization of a LED and a laser diode
  • Noise detection
  • Characterization of a CMOS camera
  • Optical fibre transmission: modulation formats, electro-optical modulator, set-up of a 10 Gbit/s transmission
Methodology and assessment

Tutorials and exercises
Interactive experimental demonstrations
Labworks on instruments

Next session: date to be defined

  • March 25, 2019 to March 27, 2019 SC15 | Optoelectronics Palaiseau
Pedagogical manager(s):
  • Nicolas Dubreuil - Professor at Institut d'Optique

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