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Course description

Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2019-20

Photonics is the science and technology of generating, controlling and detecting photons. Both light waves and photons are the basis of the technologies based on light, which allow the development of daily and sustainable life. Photonics is essential to continue the advances already achieved in medicine, energy, information, communication, agriculture, industry, astronomy, architecture, leisure, art and culture, increasing the health and well-being of society.

This subject requires the contents and concepts of the Optics I and Optics II subjects, and it will address aspects related to optical communications: operation and characteristics of optical fibers, study of emission systems and light detection; holography: recording and reconstruction of a hologram; and imaging techniques: basic methods of image capture and processing.



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Develop the capacity for analysis, synthesis and critical reasoning.
  • CG3 : Solve problems effectively.
  • CG9 : Show ability to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialized and non-specialized public.


Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Know and apply the fundamental concepts of Physics.
  • CE10 : Be able to use computing tools to model and solve physical problems.
  • CE11 : Solve qualitative and quantitative problems using previously developed models.
  • CE12 : Recognize and analyze new problems and devise strategies to address them.
  • CE14 : Prepare, present and defend scientific reports both in writing and orally in front of an audience
  • CE15 : Be able to locate and use relevant literature.
  • CE16 : Devise, analyze, validate and interpret models of real situations.
  • CE2 : Recognize and assess physical processes in everyday life.
  • CE3 : Be able to estimate ranges of magnitude in order to interpret various phenomena. To carry out the approximations required in order to reduce problems to a manageable level. Develop intuition in Physics.
  • CE5 : Ability to design experiments in the laboratory, to measure and analyze critically experimental results, to draw conclusions and to evaluate the level of uncertainty.


UA Basic Transversal Competences

  • CGUA3 : Possess computer skills relevant to the field of study.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2019-20

Overall objective:

Understand the basic aspects of photonics in optical communications, holography and image techniques as well as know specific and cutting edge aspects of photonics.

Specific objectives:

Acquire advanced knowledge about photonics and its applications.

Know and acquire skills in the functioning of a holography laboratory.

Acquire skill in the application of image manipulation techniques.




Code: 26213
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,44
Practical credits: 0,96
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Area: OPTICS
    Theoretical credits: 1,44
    Practical credits: 0,96
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught