366.035 Sensors and optoelectronic Components
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to discuss the underlying problems in capturing the respective measurands in the complementary areas of sensor technology (acoustic sensors, ion sensors, megnet field sensors) and to analyze typical technical solutions.

In the field of optical sensor technology, students are able to understand, describe and perform simple calculations on interferometric sensors, the properties of optical detectors, the basics of imaging optics (ABCD formalism, Fourier optics) and physiological light measurement technology.

Subject of course

Optical Sensors: This part of the lecture deals with interferometric optical sensors (especially fiber gyroscope, Doppler velocimetry, integrated sensors), with the properties of optical detectors (image sensors, single-photon detectors), with the basics of imaging optics (ABCD formalism, Fourier optics) and physiological light measurement.

Acoustic sensors: Especially this sub-area of sensor technology is focused on the acquisition of sound signals, which are ultimately directly or indirectly related to human perception. Consequently, the lecture conveys first the function of the ear with the required fundamentals and dimensions of the acoustics. In the technical part the different microphone types up to the MEMS microphone in the mobile phones are treated.

Ion sensors: Sensors of this category are distinguished by a completely different principle, in particular by the formation of electrical voltages at interfaces. Again, the presented fundamentals help to gain a deeper understanding of the functionality and typical sensor problems. The chip with currently most sensors (10 ^ 9!) Can be found here and is used for DNA sequencing. This underlines the importance in the field of automation technology and computer science.
Magnetic field sensors: Magnetic field sensors have established themselves particularly in the field of data storage (hard disk) and for robust applications such as in the car (for example, speed measurement). This chapter deals with the main functional principles.

Teaching methods


Mode of examination


Additional information

Further tests after the main exam on request



Course dates

Wed10:30 - 12:0004.03.2020 - 11.03.2020Seminarraum 387 Lecture G. Reider
Wed10:30 - 12:0018.03.2020 - 01.04.2020 Lecture G. Reider
Wed10:30 - 12:0006.05.2020 - 24.06.2020 Lecture F. Keplinger
Sensors and optoelectronic Components - Single appointments
Wed04.03.202010:30 - 12:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture G. Reider
Wed11.03.202010:30 - 12:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture G. Reider
Wed18.03.202010:30 - 12:00 Lecture G. Reider
Wed25.03.202010:30 - 12:00 Lecture G. Reider
Wed01.04.202010:30 - 12:00 Lecture G. Reider
Wed06.05.202010:30 - 12:00 Lecture F. Keplinger
Wed13.05.202010:30 - 12:00 Lecture F. Keplinger
Wed20.05.202010:30 - 12:00 Lecture F. Keplinger
Wed27.05.202010:30 - 12:00 Lecture F. Keplinger
Wed03.06.202010:30 - 12:00 Lecture F. Keplinger
Wed10.06.202010:30 - 12:00 Lecture F. Keplinger
Wed17.06.202010:30 - 12:00 Lecture F. Keplinger
Wed24.06.202010:30 - 12:00 Lecture F. Keplinger

Examination modalities

Written exam: At least 50% of the possible points are required in both topics (1st sensor system, 2nd optoelectronic components).

Course registration

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02.03.2020 08:00 27.03.2020 23:59 27.03.2020 23:59



Lecture notes for this course are available. Wird bei Vorlesung ausgegeben