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Areas of Study | | ELEC220 syllabus




COURSE NUMBER: ELEC220
COURSE TITLE:Opto-Electronics
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:4
CONTACT HOURS:90
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:180
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
An introduction to the electromagnetic spectrum, photo diodes, photo transistors, op amps, and fiber optic systems, as well as the applications of CMOS/TTL integrated circuits in audio, oscillator, and fiber optic circuits. Course offers a look into optical couplings, optical isolation, optical drivers, and fiber cables. Transmitting and receiving of digital/analog information using fiber optic cable will also be presented.

PREREQUISITES:
ELEC167

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Understand the nature of optic systems and fiber optic data transfer devices.
  • Discover applications of various transceiver circuits.
  • Gain an appreciation of the many benefits of fiber optic systems over conventional systems.
  • Acquire basic skills in the application and interpretation of photo transistors/diodes, op-amps, and signal transfer through various mediums.
  • Gain an understanding of other optical systems, such as IR light curtains, CdS cells, and laser circuits.
  • Verify algebraic, geometric, and trigonometric math concepts.
  • Become acquainted with the multitude of components used in optical electronics systems.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. The audio and electromagnetic spectrum
  2. Properties of electricity
  3. Properties of light: photons, energy levels, etc.
  4. Properties of waveforms
  5. Behavior of light in different materials: diffusion, refraction, reflection, and focal length.
  6. Introduction to:
    Optical circuits and components, special equipment and testing, optical communication systems, and encoders
  7. Op-amps: Uses and design considerations in optoelectronic systems
  8. Various discussion topics
  9. Final project

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Classes vary on special materials. Check with your instructor.

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
Final grades are determined through a weighted average of the tests, final examination, quizzes, lab assignments, homework assignment and class attendance.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2019

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