COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Opto-Electronics and Laser Instrumentation
Course Code: 
15EEE350
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Opto-Electronics and Laser Instrumentation' is a course offered in B. Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Unit 1

Introduction - Characteristics of optical radiation, luminescence, irradiance - Optical Sources - Photo Detectors - Opto-couplers and their application in analog and digital devices. Optical Fiber Fundamentals - modes, types of optical fibers - fiber coupling - Fiber optic sensors for common industrial parameters - V, I, pressure, temperature - IR sources and detectors - fiber optic gyroscope.

Unit 2

Characteristics of LASERS - Einstein’s equations - population inversion two, three and four level system. Laser rate equation, properties – modes - Resonator configurations - Q switching and mode locking, cavity dumping, single frequency operation - Types of Lasers. Applications - Lasers for measurement of distance and length, velocity, acceleration, atmospheric effects, pollutants.

Unit 3

Material processing applications - Laser heating, melting, scribing, splicing, welding and trimming of materials, removal and vaporization.

Holographic Interferometry and Applications – Holography for non-destructive testing – medical applications - lasers and tissue interaction -surgery – dermatology

  • Wilson and Hawkes, “Opto Electronics-An Introduction”, Third Edition, Pearson Education, 1998.
  • John Ready, “Industrial Applications of Lasers”, Second Edition, Academic Press, 1997
  • Bhattacharya P, “Semiconductor Optoelectronics”, Second Edition, Pearson Education, 1998.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, Lowell L. Scheiner, “Fiber-Optic Communications Technology”, First Edition, Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Limited, 2000.
  • R. P. Khare, “Fiber Optics and Optoelectronics”, Oxford Press, 2004