This is an introductory course which aims to provide a first introduction to recent developments in the field of Optoelectronics-Photonics. It covers a broad range of issues related to materials, devices and applications with emphasis on the principles of lasers and their applications in Biology, Medicine, Telecommunications, Environmental and Industrial research. The course is appropriate for 3rd or 4th year students of Departments of Chemistry and Materials Science and Technology.
1) Light sources: Thermal, LED, Plasma Sources, Lasers-Principles of operation and Technology, Laser types, Laser light modulation.
2) Detectors: Thermal detectors, Photodiodes Photomultipliers, Channel Plates, CCD, Semiconductor detectors, imaging systems.
3) Displays: Photoluminescence, Plasma displays, Liquid Crystal Detectors (LCD), Organic LED (OLED).
4) Optical fibers and waveguides: Principles of operations, Bragg gratings and optical fiber sensor.
5) Applications in: Biology, Medicine, Industry, Telecommunications, Cultural Heritage.
The courses of the Computer Science Department are designated with the letters "CS" followed by three decimal digits. The first digit denotes the year of study during which students are expected to enroll in the course; the second digit denotes the area of computer science to which the course belongs.
Advised Year of Enrollment
First, Second, Third and Fourth year
Computer Science Area
Introductory - General
Background (Mathematics, Physics)
Networks and Telecommunication
Computer Vision and Robotics
Algorithms and Theory of Computation
The following pages contain tables (one for each course category) summarizing courses offered by the undergraduate studies program of the Computer Science Department at the University of Crete. Courses with code-names beginning with "MATH" or "PHYS" are taught by the Mathematics Department and Physics Department respectively at the University of Crete.