Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge in the area of Optics and Spectroscopy.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


• Modulators: conversion of electrical signals to optical signals
• Light-emitting diodes
• Lasers including semiconductor -, gas – and dye lasers, and continuous-wave and pulsed lasers.
• Photodetectors
• Optical fibers: single-mode, multi-mode, and dispersion compensating
• Optical communication systems
• Dispersion, noise, loss mechanisms


Skills for solving problems within the above mentioned areas.


Competencies that will develop and strengthen knowledge and understanding of the theories and methods of optoelectronics within other fields. Based on given information the student must be able to discuss and argument using concepts from the field of optoelectronics.

Type of instruction

Lectures combined with theoretical exercises.

Extent and expected workload

This is a 5 ECTS course module and the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examOptoelektronik
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleOptoelektronik
Module codeF-NAN-B6-6
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science