Universités de Bourgogne et de Franche Comté, Besancon, France

Lectures for PhD students

The following lectures are primarily intended for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.

Guests are welcome. You may be a colleague, a practitioner, a high school instructors, or even a hobbyist with personal or professional motivations to learn these things. Registering at the PhD school is all what you have to do. Registration takes a few minutes, is free of charges and goes with no privacy issues, but it is required for monitoring purposes. Please email me to get the instructions.

Live webinar is available.

Regular lectures will be given only if permitted by the COVID-19 health crisis. In this case, local people (resident in Besancon and surroundings) should attend the lectures, instead of the live webinar. The site is the ENSMM, Besancon.

A set of 15 lectures on time-and-frequency, instrumentation and metrology

Part Lectures Dates Burden
-- -- -- -- Welcome slide set
1 1-5 March 1, 4, 8, 11, 15 7.5 hours Slide set
2 6-10 March 18, 22, 25, 29, April 1 7.5 hours Slide set (available soon)
3 11-15 April 26, 29, May 3, 6, 10 7.5 hours Slide set (available soon)

Option 1: Part 1-2 (lectures 1-10, 15 hours). You want to know the secrets of stable and low-noise oscillators, how they can be measured, and the systems they belong to. Choose Phase Noise and Frequency Stability in Oscillators from RF/Microwaves to Optics.

Option 2: Part 1 and 3 (lectures 1-5 and 11-15, 15 hours). You are an experimentalist interested in precision measurements, in the subtle meaning of uncertainty, and in the nature of the measurement units we use in all domains of science. Attend Scientific Instruments

Option 1-2: Part 1-3 (lectures 1-15, 22.5 hours). The secrets of oscillators do not suffice to you without the foundations of the science of measurement. Fo for both Phase Noise and Frequency Stability in Oscillators from RF/Microwaves to Optics and Scientific Instruments.

1 - Phase Noise and Frequency Stability in Oscillators from RF/Microwaves to Optics

Lectuers 1-10 (15 hours).

This course derives from a series of seminars given at the Tutorial Session of international conferences of time and frequency, and from invited seminars. A must for all the PhD students working on a topic broadly related to time and frequency, including optics and astronomy.

Download the most recent slide set. Notice that the 2020 edition was 7.5 H, with the Part 1 omitted. However, the Part 1 is included in the learning material of Scientific Instruments.

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2 - Scientific Instruments

Lectuers 1-5 and 11-15 (15 hours).

This course is a must for a must for young experimentalists (PhD students and postdoctoral fellows) in engineering and physics. The first part is about experimental methods of general interest. The second part is on the new International System, of Units (SI), in force since May 20, 2019.

Download the most recent slide set.

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3 - The Scientific Publication

Burden: 10 H lectures in five sessions of 2 H each.
Schedule (2021): Mon/Thu 10:00-12:00 AM, Jan 25, 28, Feb 1, 4, 8.

How to communicate scientific ideas in journals, conferences and books, how the mechanism underneath works, and how to target audience and publisher. This course is a must for PhD students of all disciplines, and falls in the category of "humanities." It is open to a broad audience, including young Colleagues, Master Students, and Guests.

Download the summary and the most recent slide set.

Lectures for Master students

RF Instrumentation, 2nd year Master

The following material is intended for my students of RF Instrumentation.
Download the previous slideshow (year 2019-2020)
Download the current slideshow (year 2020-2021. Forthcoming lectures are still missing, thus this slideshow will be complete only at the end of the course, >20 November 20, 2020).


Outils Documentaires, L1 Besançon

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Université Henri Poincaré

  1. E. Rubiola, Lecture notes of electronics, Nancy, 2005 (124 pages + cover, PDF 67.3 MB).

  2. E. Rubiola, F. Faucheux, Travaux Dirigés d'Electronique, Nancy, 2004 (in French, 64 pages + cover, PDF 1 MB).

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Politecnico di Torino

  1. E. Rubiola, Misure elettroniche, esercitazioni di laboratorio, Torino, 2000 (in Italian, 53 pages, PDF 503 kB).

  2. E. Rubiola, Codici PRN, sincronizzazione e correlazione, Torino, 2000 (in Italian, 9 pages, PDF 440 kB) Handwritten notes.

  3. E. Rubiola, A. De Marchi, S. Leschiutta, Esercizi di misure elettriche ed elettroniche (in Italian), CLUT, Torino, January 1996. ISBN 88-7992-101-0

  4. E. Rubiola, Laboratorio di misure elettriche ed elettroniche (in Italian), CLUT, Torino, October 1993. ISBN 88-7992-081-2

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Universitá di Parma

The lecture notes are no longer distributed.
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