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366.079 Optical sensors for biomedical applications
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022S, VO, 1.5h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the most important optical sensors and their physical principles for the detection of biomolecules and to select them for different applications.


Subject of course

New optical technologies based on micro- and nanotechnologies are providing the realization of compact and sensitive sensors for the measurement of a wide range of medical parameters.

Physical basics of radiation sources, scattering on particles, wave optics, optical sensors for blood analytics, sensors based on surface plasmon resonance, sensors based on optical waveguides, biosensor microsystems, biosensors based on photonic crystals, sensors based on particle scattering, fluorescence based sensors

Teaching methods

In the lecture, theoretical basics are explained and sensors are discussed using current examples.

Mode of examination


Additional information

The course is held as an online lecture. Device for participation in online meetings incl. audio and video transmission is required.



Course dates

Thu12:30 - 15:3010.03.2022 Online via Zoom (LIVE)Online Lecture 1
Thu12:30 - 15:3017.03.2022 Online via Zoom (LIVE)Online Lecture 1
Thu12:30 - 15:3024.03.2022 Online via Zoom (LIVE)Online Lecture 2
Thu12:30 - 15:3031.03.2022 Online via Zoom (LIVE)Online Lecture 3
Thu12:30 - 15:3007.04.2022 online (LIVE)Online Lecture 4
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

oral exam

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
23.02.2022 08:00 08.03.2022 23:59 08.03.2022 23:59



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