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:  mnoel@brynmawr.edu

http://www.brynmawr.edu/physics/courses/305


Syllabus

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

Barcode
    barcode generator:  http://www.barcode-generator.org/
    reading barcodes:  http://www.wikihow.com/Read-12-Digit-UPC-Barcodes
    more on reading barcodes:  http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/high-tech-gadgets/upc.htm

Raspberry Pi
    Examples of using the GPIO:  http://raspberrywebserver.com/gpio/
    Assembly instructions for Adafruit Pi Cobbler Kit:  http://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-pi-cobbler-kit/overview
    Projects with the Pi on Adafruit learning system:  http://learn.adafruit.com/category/raspberry-pi
    Tutorials on setting up and using the Pi from Adafruit:  http://learn.adafruit.com/category/learn-raspberry-pi
    Introduction to Linux, A hands on Guide:  http://tille.garrels.be/training/tldp/
    The debian linux wiki page:  https://wiki.debian.org/
    The New Hacker's Dictionary, a guide to hacker slang:  http://www.catb.org/jargon/

Temperature Controller
    Thorlabs PID tutorial:  http://www.thorlabs.com/tutorials.cfm?tabID=33653
    Wikipedia entry on PID controller:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PID_controller
    UMich PID tutorial:  http://ctms.engin.umich.edu/CTMS/index.php?example=Introduction&section=ControlPID
    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:  http://optics.ph.unimelb.edu.au/atomopt/electronics/index.html

Date
Class activity
Homework
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

SPRING BREAK


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
Projects
M 4/21
Projects Final draft of barcode paper due
W 4/23
Projects
M 4/28
Projects
W 4/30
Presentations

Finals

Project paper due on the last day of finals