BMT-63256 Bio-Optoelectronic Instrumentation, 5 cr

Additional information

Suitable for postgraduate studies.

Person responsible

Toni Montonen, Olli Koskela, Jari Hyttinen


Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
BMT-63256 2019-01 4 Jari Hyttinen
Olli Koskela
Toni Montonen
Attendance on the lectures (85%).
Successful completion of the exercises.
Attendance of Lab meeting and lab meeting report.
Monograph and monograph oral presentation.

Learning Outcomes

After passing the course the student can Evaluate the irradiance of a scene and calculate the signal to noise ratio in the detection of an image or a light signal. Explain the physical and technical characteristics of filters, optical fibers, light sources and detectors available in the market. Calculate the maximum permissible exposure (eye and skin) laser radiation in accordance with IEC 60825-1. Calculate the minimum distance of eye damage to laser radiation in accordance with IEC 60825-1, under assisted and non-assisted observation. Specify safety glasses in accordance with IEC 60825-1. Explain the different optical properties of biological tissues; on the mechanisms of interaction of light with biological tissues; and on the major medical applications of lasers and fiber optics. Explain the different biomedical photonic techniques and its applications in medicine and biology.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Basic notions on photometry and radiometry.   x Radiometric and Photometric quantities x Radiometric fundamental equation x Spectro-Radiometric Conversions    
2. Instrumentation in Biomedical Optics  x Light Sources x Optical Filters and Dispersive Devices x Optical Fibers x Polarizers x Detectors    
3. Tissue optics  x Light interaction with the matter x Optical properties of tissues x Light-tissue interactions x Safe use of lasers IEC 60825-1.    
4. Applications  x Lab meeting - Optical Projection Tomography system x Optical imaging/diagnosis/therapeutic biomedical techniques    


Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
FYS-1400 Optiikka Advisable    

Additional information about prerequisites
Basic knowledge in optics and instrumentation is recommended.

Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
BMT-63256 Bio-Optoelectronic Instrumentation, 5 cr ELT-63256 Bio-Optoelectronic Instrumentation, 5 cr  

Updated by: Koskela Olli, 07.03.2019