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School of Engineering
ICT FOR INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA
Course unit
BIOPHOTONICS
INP7080688, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ICT FOR INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA
IN2371, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track PHOTONICS [003PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination BIOPHOTONICS
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
E-Learning website https://elearning.dei.unipd.it/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-IN2371-003PD-2018-INP7080688-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge DOMENICO DE CEGLIA ING-INF/02

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
INP7080688 BIOPHOTONICS DOMENICO DE CEGLIA IN2371
INP7080688 BIOPHOTONICS DOMENICO DE CEGLIA IN2371
INP7080688 BIOPHOTONICS DOMENICO DE CEGLIA IN2371

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/02 Electromagnetic Fields 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 A.A. 2018/2019 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 DE CEGLIA DOMENICO (Presidente)
GALTAROSSA ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
CAPOBIANCO ANTONIO DANIELE (Supplente)
PALMIERI LUCA (Supplente)
SANTAGIUSTINA MARCO (Supplente)
1 A.A. 2017/2018 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 DE CEGLIA DOMENICO (Presidente)
GALTAROSSA ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
CAPOBIANCO ANTONIO DANIELE (Supplente)
PALMIERI LUCA (Supplente)
SANTAGIUSTINA MARCO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The students are expected to have an undergraduate level of knowledge of physics and mathematical analysis.
Target skills and knowledge: 1. To Learn the language of Biophotonics
2. To know the fundamental properties of light
3. To understand the interactions of light with biological matter
4. To learn the most important optical tools for diagnosis and therapeutics
5. To learn advantages and limitations of optical imaging, sensing and detection techniques employed in biology and medicine
6. To learn the basic tools for the numerical simulation of light-interaction with tissues
7. To know how to read a scientific paper on a complex topic in the field of Biophotonics and learn how to present its main points
Examination methods: The evaluation is mainly based on two alternative tests.
The student can choose between:
- a mid-term written test + an end-term written test
- a final oral exam

The final score will be also based on the following, optional contributions:
- preparation of a report on the lab activities (MATLAB/CST)
- reading a scientific paper on Biophotonics and give a brief oral presentation on the subject
Assessment criteria: 1. Assessment of theoretical and practical aspects of biophotonic tools for sensing, imaging and detection.
2. Assessment of the knowledge of the fundamental properties o flight and the main aspects of light-matter interactions
3. Assessment of the gained ability to read a complex, multidisciplinary text and summarize the main points of it
Course unit contents: Properties of light and matter
- Maxwell's equations
- Plane waves and polarization
- Reflection and refraction
- Constitutive relations
- Lorentz and Drude oscillators

Coherence, interference and diffraction
- Michelson and Fabry-Perot interferometer
- Principles of spectroscopy
- Optical coherence tomography

Absorption and scattering
- Energy levels in atoms and molecules
- Linear and nonlinear absorption
- Mie and Rayleigh scattering
- Raman scattering
- Fluorescence
- Principles of nonlinear optics

Light-tissue interactions
- Photocoagulation
- Photoablation
- Principles of photodynamic therapy

Devices
- Optical fibers for biophotonics
- Biosensors
- Ray optics and microscopy

Sources
- Radiometry
- LED and lasers
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, with traditional blackboard and slides
Laboratory activities on numerical simulations (Matlab and CST)
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes and slides
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Keiser, Gerd, Biophotonics: concepts to applications. Singapore: Springer, 2016. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Prasad, Paras N., Introduction to Biophotonics. --: --, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Tsia, Kevin K., Understanding biophotonics: fundamentals, advances, and applications. Singapore: Pan Stanford, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Fowles, Grant R., Introduction to modern optics. New York: Dover, 1989. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Ulaby, Fawwaz T.; Selleri, Stefano, Fondamenti di campi elettromagnetici: teoria e applicazioni. Milano: McGraw-Hill, [2006], --. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Problem based learning
  • Questioning

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Matlab

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