A spectrophotometer implementation as project-based learning in Photonics Engineering

Esteban Martínez, Óscar and Vergaz Benito, Ricardo and Quintana Arregui, Patxi Xabier and Caño García, Manuel (2019). A spectrophotometer implementation as project-based learning in Photonics Engineering. "Óptica Pura y Aplicada", v. 52 (n. 4); pp. 1-10. ISSN 0030-3917. https://doi.org/10.7149/OPA.52.4.51022.

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Title: A spectrophotometer implementation as project-based learning in Photonics Engineering
Author/s:
  • Esteban Martínez, Óscar
  • Vergaz Benito, Ricardo
  • Quintana Arregui, Patxi Xabier
  • Caño García, Manuel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Óptica Pura y Aplicada
Date: December 2019
ISSN: 0030-3917
Volume: 52
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Photonics Engineering; spectrophotometer; project-based learning; low-cost
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Tecnología Fotónica y Bioingeniería
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The construction of a low-cost spectrophotometer as part of project-based teaching for postgraduate students in the field of Photonics Engineeringis depicted. The criteria followed in designing this project include considerations about budget, portability and multidisciplinary skills. The proposal has been carriedout in the context of a 3 credit Experimental Projects I course, part of the Master in Photonics Engineering taught by the Polytechnic University of Madrid, University Carlos III of Madrid and University of Alcala. During its performance, students have been supplied with all the necessary mechanical and optomechanical hardware, as well as passive and active optical elements and driving circuitry. Their tasks include the manufacture of a diffraction grating by a brand-new nanoimprint technique, the optimization of the optical alignment for improving the optical transfer function and the signal-to-noise ratio at the detection stage, and the programming of the control system and data acquisition in a LabView environment. The outcome is a fully functional spectrophotometer.Although it has been designed and tested with students of photonics, its multidisciplinary and modular character makes it useful also for undergraduate students from different disciplines, such as Industrial, Electronics or Automation Engineering. The open availability of the mechanical and electronic designs further allows its use by secondary teachers as a demonstrator of the different concepts used in their implementation (photonics, mechanics, electronicsand software).

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainTEC2016-77242-C3-1-RUnspecifiedUnspecifiedEstructuras sub-longitud de onda de capa delgada para circuitos fotónicos
Government of SpainTEC2016-77242-C3-2-RUnspecifiedUnspecifiedEstructuras sub-longitud de onda de capa delgada para circuitos fotónicos (ii) guiaondas activas y chips fotónicos
Madrid Regional GovernmentS2013/MIT-2790SINFOTON-CMUnspecifiedSensores e instrumentación en tecnologías Fotónicas
Madrid Regional GovernmentP2018/NMT-4326SINFOTON2-CMUnspecifiedSensores e instrumentación en tecnologías fotónicas

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Item ID: 63897
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/63897/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:63897
DOI: 10.7149/OPA.52.4.51022
Official URL: https://www.sedoptica.es/Menu_Volumenes/Pdfs/OPA_52_4_51022.pdf
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 05 Dec 2020 10:26
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2020 10:26
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