Basics of electronics and photonics for life scientists

The course provides a basic understanding of working principles behind sensor and amplifier techniques and of the possibilities and limitations.

Day 1

9h00 – 12h00 Photonics
Roel Baets (UGent/imec)
This introductory tutorial on photonics will consist of three parts. In a first part the very basics of light and light propagation will be refreshed, including such concepts as polarization, interference, scattering, dispersion, diffraction and waveguiding. In a second part we will focus on light-matter interaction, including light emission and amplification, light detection, light modulation. Examples of various state-of-the-art component technologies will be given. In the last part focus will be on the integration of photonic functions on a chip. The main photonic integration technology platforms will be discussed, with some emphasis on silicon photonics. This serves as an introduction to photonic lab-on-chip approaches.

13h00 – 16h00 Basics of components
Pieter Rombouts (UGent)

  • Linear components (resistors, capacitors and inductors)
  • Non-linear components (diodes, transistor)

Day 2

9h00 – 12h00 CONTINUED Basics of components

13h00 – 16h00 Basics of circuits
Pieter Rombouts (UGent)
This part will cover more complex building blocks, starting with amplifiers and explaining why amplifiers are usually combined with feedback techniques. It will also introduce more advanced building blocks such as analog-to-digital (A/D) and digital-to-analog (D/A) converters and explain how they fit in a typical signal processing chain.

  • Amplifiers (stability, offset, noise)
  • OpAmp circuits
  • A/D, D/A convertors

Day 3

9h00 – 12h00 CONTINUED Basics of circuits

Training Contact: (MTC) imec academy


Praktische gegevens

18/09/2013 - 09:00 - 20/09/2013 - 12:00
Imec, Leuven
Kapeldreef 75

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