Courses August 2023

List of courses – IAP

August 2023 semester

Course Title: Analytical Instrumentation? (IN 201)

Credits: 3:0

Instructor: Asokan Sundararajan and Manukumara Manjappa

First Meeting (Time and Venue): 10 AUG 2023, Thursday 15:30  IAP Lecture Hall 1

Suggested Regular Timings for the course:  Tentatively Tu Th 15:30 to 17:00


Course Title:  IN 221 (3:0) Sensors and Transducers

Instructors: Multiple facutly from IAP and CPDM

First Meet (Time and Venue):   7th August 2023, Monday at 12 p.m.

Proposed Schedule for Regular Classes: MWF 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.                          

Venue of classes:   IAP LH-1 (Lecture Hall- 1)

No Prerequisites: This is an introductory level course suitable for Students from Diverse Backgrounds and levels: Undergrad, Int. PhD, BS-MS, Masters and PhD Students.


Course Title: Concepts in Solid State Physics (IN 232)

Credits: 3:0

Instructor: Chandni U. and Tapajyoti Dasgupta

First Meeting (Time and Venue): 1 AUG 2023, Tuesday 10 AM, LH-1( IAP Lecture Hall 1)

Suggested Regular Timings for the course: Will  decide on the first day of class. Tentatively Tu, Thu 10:00-11:30


Course Title:  IN 280 (2:1) Optical Instrumentation

InstructorSai Siva Gorthi

First Meet:   3rd August 2023, Thursday at 5:00 p.m.    

Proposed Schedule for Regular Classes: MWF 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.                          

Venue:   IAP LH-1 (Lecture Hall- 1)

Course Contents:

Building-Blocks of Optical Instrumentation: Properties of Light and Physical Principles (Refraction, Diffraction, Scattering and Interference), Optical Components (such as Elements, Sources and Detectors) and Modules (such as Optical Fibers and Imaging Systems), Optical Sensors and Transducers.

Design & Characterization of Optical Systems: Signals, Systems, Analysis, Measurement, Characterization and Calibration. Point-Spread Function, Optical Transfer Function. Specific Tutorials and Case-Studies on Optical Microscopy and Spectroscopy Techniques.

Simulations with MATLAB / Python: Signal Processing and Image Processing Tools, Hardware Interfacing, Data Acquisition and Analysis, Signal-to-Noise Ratio, Digital Image Correlation, Fourier Transform based Analysis.Experiments in Optics Laboratory: Hands-on training on Optical Alignments, building Pulse-oximeter / Hemoglobinometer, Michelson Interferometer, and Digital Brightfield Microscope. Lab component of the course will combine the learnings from different modules of the course: Basic Concepts, Applied Theory and Computational Tools.


1. “Handbook of Optical Sensors” José Luís Santos , Faramarz Farahi; CRC Press; ISBN: 9781439866856

2. “Optical Sensors: Basics and Applications” by Jörg Haus; Wiley-VCH, ISBN: 978-35274086033. “Optical System Design” by Robert Fischer, Biljana Tadic-Galeb, and Paul Yoder; The McGraw-Hill Companies, ISBN: 97800714724874. “Optical Systems Design Detection Essentials” by Robert M Bunch; IOP Science, ISBN: 978-0-7503-2250-85. “Getting Started with MATLAB: A quick introduction for Scientist and Engineers” by Rudra Pratap; Oxford Press, ISBN: 978-0-19-060206-26. “MATLAB with Control System, Signal Processing and Image Processing Toolboxes” by Sivanandam and Deepa; Wiley-India, ISBN: 978-81-265-5475-1

7. Basics of Light Microscopy and Imaging: “Optical Design of Microscopes” George H. Scward; Tutorial Texts in Optical Engineering, Volume TT88, SPIE PRESS.

No Prerequisites: This is an introductory level course suitable for Students from Diverse Backgrounds: Undergrad, Int. PhD, BS-MS, Masters and PhD Students interested in the area of Optical Instrumentation and Optical Engineering.


Course Title – IN-206, Signals and Systems for Digital Health (2:1)

First organizational meeting for the course  will be held on 2nd August 2023 at  17:00-18:00 hrs (the final timings of the course will be deliberated in the class).

Instructor: Jaya Prakash, Instrumentation and Applied Physics, IISc.

Venue: IAP Lecture Hall-1

Syllabus:Digital Health – Introduction: Need, case studies, basics – mHealth and eHealth, Impact, Informatics: Health Level Seven (HL7), Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), Vendor Neutral Archives (VNAs), Open source/data/innovation – opportunities, Regulatory Affairs in Digital Health (FDA/DCGI), and Ayushman Bharat Digital MissionSignals and Systems: Signals and Systems Review, LTI Systems, Signal Processing Review: DFT and its properties, Nyquist Sampling Theorem, Low-Pass Filtering, Filters – Chebyschev Filter and Butterworth Filter, Multi-resolution analysis, Filter Banks, Wavelets, Reconstruction of Bandlimited Signals.Biomedical Signals and Systems: Basics of Physiology (brain, heart and muscle), ECG Signal Acquisition (Electrical activity of heart, chest leads/montage, action potential in pacemaker and other regions; action potential relation to ECG Waveform; Reading ECG); EEG Signal Acquisition (Neural activity in the brain, Action potential, post-synaptic potential, Signal Propagation in the brain, EEG montage, EEG Signal Acquisition); Basics of phonocardiography; EEG and ECG data processing, ECG and EEG signal processing (EEGLab).Biomedical Wearable Devices: Wearable Sensors for health monitoring: Accelerometers (data acquisition and interpretation), glucose sensing (acquisition methods and comparison), Wearable ECG & EEG based on dry electrodes, pulse-oximeter. Medical regulatory approvals.References:1)????S. Haykin and B. V. Veen, “Signals and Systems”, 2nd Edition, Wiley Publisher (2007).2)????K. Najarian, and R. Splinter, “Biomedical Signal and Image Processing,” 2nd Edition, CRC Press (2012).3)????Journal Papers, Case Reports, and Review ArticlesSignals and System for Digital Health Course introduces the digital health and focuses on concepts of signals and systems along with digital signal processing methods useful for application in “Physiological/biomedical signal processing tasks”. Specifically, this course will cover advanced methods used in modern medical devices like ECG, EEG, pulse-oximeter, based physiological signals. Students are expected to get exposed to modern developments in digital health especially with focus on wearable devices.Outcomes: The student is expected to develop an application in Android/iOS for any digital health solution.Please send an email to the instructor ( that you intend to credit/audit this course.

*************************************************Course Title: Micro to Quantum Supercapacitor Devices (IN 203)

Credits: 3:0

Instructor: Abha Misra

First Meeting (Time and Venue):  — Please check campus bulletin announcement from the course instructor

Suggested Regular Timings for the course: Tu Th 10 – 11:30 AM in IAP Lecture Hall 2


Course Title: Classical and Quantum Optics (IN 302)

Credits: 3:0

Instructor: Partha Mondal

First Meeting (Time and Venue): Please check campus bulletin announcement from the course instructor

Suggested Regular Timings for the course: Tu Th 14:00 – 1530 in IAP lecture Hall 2.


Date(s) - 01/01/2023 - 31/12/2023
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