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Assembly and Test of Photonic Devices





Method of delivery

The participants are first taught the photonic technology concepts, which is the prerequisite knowledge required for participants to work in assembly and test of photonic devices.

The participants are then taught essential knowledge and skills in manufacturing environment, including GD&T, SPC, MSA & GR&R.

Having acquired both technology concepts and essential analysis skills, practical skill on photonic devices and optical transceiver measurements are then imparted.


Learning outcomes

  • Acquisition of technical competence in optics, photonic technology and devices
  • Acquisition of technical competence in principles and applications of GD&T, SPC, MSA, and GR&R
  • Ability to perform test and measurement of optical parameters for photonic devices



Modules & Sub Modules

Part 1: Soft Skills

  • Refer to the common soft skill curriculum for details

Part 2: Technical Essentials

M1: Essential Photonic Technology Concepts

  • Overview of Optical Fiber Communication
  • Fundamental of Optics
  • Lightwave Fundamentals
  • Optical Networks
  • Fibers
  • Passive Components
  • Active Components

M2: Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

  • Fundamental rules of dimensioning in engineering drawings
  • General tolerancing principles and related principles
  • GD&T and conventional dimensioning comparison
  • GD&T modifiers and symbols
  • Rule #1 and Rule #2
  • Basic dimensions, virtual condition, inner & outer boundary, worst-case boundary, and bonus tolerance
  • Form Controls: flatness, straightness, circularity, and cylindricity
  • Datums: planar datum system and datum targets
  • Orientation Controls: perpendicularity, angularity, parallelism
  • Profile Controls: profile of a line and profile of a surface
  • Runout Controls: circular runout and total runout
  • Location Controls: concentricity, symmetry and position
  • Tolerance of Position Controls: MMC, LMC, and RFS basic theories and applications

M3: Statistical Process Control (SPC)

  • SPC and Variation 
  • Pictures of Numbers - Histograms 
  • Introduction to Control Charts 
  • Selecting Parameters
  • Types of Control Charts 
  • Setting Up and Using a Control Chart 
  • Interpretation and Action  
  • Summary and Final Test for Applying SPC
  • SPC Review 
  • Introduction to Process Capability 
  • Using Normal Curves
  • Process Capability Assessment

M4: Measurement Systems Analysis and Gauge Repeatability and Reproducibility

  • Introduction to Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • Measurement Error, Uncertainty and Tolerances
  • Linearity and Stability
  • Measurement System Repeatability
  • Measurement System Reproducibility 
  • Methods of Analysis
  • Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing
  • Analysis and Interpretation Gage R&R Studies 
  • Case Study

M5: Optical Metrology and Testing

  • Introduction to metrology
  • Measurement standards
  • Linear and angular metrology
  • Straightness, flatness, squareness, parallelism, roundness and cylindricity measurements
  • Metrology of machine tools
  • Fits and tolerance
  • Interferometry and holography
  • Metrology of surface finish
  • Optical testing
  • Practical case of study: Design and construction of interferometers
  • Introduction to machine vision for quality control
  • Digital image processing
  • Practical cases study

M6: Photonic Devices and Optical Transceiver Measurements

  • Fiber measurement
  • Passive components measurements
  • Active components measurements
  • Optical amplifiers
  • Transmitters and receivers
  • Type of transmitter and receiver tests
  • Transmitter tests
  • Receiver tests

Part 3: Company specific customized modules

  • Modules to be designed specifically for the host companies