Bryn Mawr College, Department of Physics
Physics 305:  Advanced Electrinics lab, Spring 2014
Instructor:  Michael Noel, Park Science Center - Room 347, Phone:  5363, e-mail:


    TeXShop (for mac)
    MikTeX (for windows)
    RevTeX4-1 RevTeX sample files
    inkscape a drawing program sort of like Adobe Illustrator

    barcode generator:
    reading barcodes:
    more on reading barcodes:

Raspberry Pi
    Examples of using the GPIO:
    Assembly instructions for Adafruit Pi Cobbler Kit:
    Projects with the Pi on Adafruit learning system:
    Tutorials on setting up and using the Pi from Adafruit:
    Introduction to Linux, A hands on Guide:
    The debian linux wiki page:
    The New Hacker's Dictionary, a guide to hacker slang:

Temperature Controller
    Thorlabs PID tutorial:
    Wikipedia entry on PID controller:
    UMich PID tutorial:
    Application note on Bridge circuits:  an43f.pdf
    RSI Bradley et. al., "Instrumentation for the stable operation of laser diodes" RSI_Bradley.pdf
    AJP MacAdam et. al., "A narrow-band tunable diode laser ..." AJPMacAdam1992.pdf
    University of Melbourne, Diode laser electronics:

Class activity
W 1/22
Welcome, equipment check, build a transimpedance amplifier and test laser
Read Chapter 8
M 1/27
Continue testing of laser, build a phase shifter and low pass filter
Read Chapter 9
W 1/29
Characterize your filter and phase shifter
Set up a blog, start reading the contributor resources pages for AJP, Read AJP 82, 102 (2014).
M 2/3
college closed due to snow
W 2/5
college closed due to snow
M 2/10
Assemble your multiplier and put it all together
Read 2.10, 2.31, 2.32 from our text and the "sample manuscript" on AJP contributor resources page
W 2/12
Test your lock-in amplifier
Read chapter 10
M 2/17
Introduction to Eagle
Write a summary of two articles related to our first project (due 2/24)
W 2/19
Draw your schematic with Eagle, final day of lock-in testing
Prepare two figures for your paper (due 2/26)
M 2/24
Raspberry Pi - setup

W 2/26
Raspberry Pi - programming

M 3/3
Raspberry Pi - programming continued

W 3/5
Raspberry Pi - interface with barcode scanner


M 3/17
Temperature control - introduction Draft 1 of barcode paper due
W 3/19
PID curcuit / Shop

M 3/24
Shop / PID curcuit
Project proposal due
W 3/26
Temperature control

M 3/31
Temperature control
Project decision and parts list due
W 4/2
Temperature control Draft 2 of barcode paper due
M 4/7
Arduino, introduction, sparkfun SIK
W 4/9
Arduino, pick a sensor to interface
M 4/14
Paper peer review and Projects
Peer review of barcode paper - bring 2 copies to class
W 4/16
M 4/21
Projects Final draft of barcode paper due
W 4/23
M 4/28
W 4/30


Project paper due on the last day of finals