Electronics and photonics and their applications for resolving problems in engineering.
Electronics and Photonics play a key role in modern information technologies. Regarding Electronics, it is essential in the background of the future professional to know the physical principles of operation and the applications of semiconductor electronic devices (particularly the transistor) which paved the way toward the development of computers. Regarding Photonics, this field has introduced some of the most recent and relevant scientific advances (like the laser or optical fibre) that have fostered the developping of the modern optical systems for informarion transmission. With this subject it is thus intended to introduce to the students the main electronic and photonic devices in which the complex actual systems for information processing are based.