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Optical Sensors

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Morten Ibsen
Academic year

Module overview

Optical sensor technology is playing an increasing role in modern-day life with a range of applications emerging in areas spanning civil engineering, defence and the life sciences. This module focuses on a key area of ORC expertise that has developed in parallel with the other application specific areas of optical communications and fibre laser technologies.

This module is compulsory for students on the MSc Optical Fibre and Photonic Engineering programme, and optional for students on the MSc Optical Engineering programme. The module builds on the base-concepts of optical fibre technologies (OPTO6008) taught in Semester 1, and will teach the key concepts of distributed and point sensing systems. A substantial part of the module will focus on existing and emerging applications, and on the markets of optical sensor technologies. The skills and knowledge acquired during this module will be essential for students wishing to take a final project focusing specifically on optical sensor technologies in Semester 3.

Linked modules

Pre-requisites: OPTO6015