Department of Electronic and Information Engineering

The Department presently occupies 800 square meters of space for staff offices, and 2300 square meters for laboratories.  The laboratories are well equipped to support teaching and research.

Research Laboratories

The PolyU-Huawei Joint Laboratory for Optical Interconnection Network and Advanced Computing System

A joint research laboratory on Optical Interconnection Network and Advanced Computing System was established in November 2016. The joint laboratory between The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., one of the largest telecommunication equipment vendors in the world aims to provide a platform for academic and research staff as well as students to collaborate with Huawei in various research areas in the University. There are many advanced experimental platforms for research studies on long haul optical communication systems, short reach optical communication systems for data centre interconnects, distributed optical fibre sensing systems as well as advanced optical devices.

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PolyU-Innovation Technology (HK) Audio and Speech Signal Processing Joint Laboratory

The PolyU-Innovation Technology (HK) Audio and Speech Signal Processing Joint Laboratory is established to support and promote the research and education in the area of audio and speech signal processing. This joint laboratory between The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Innovation Technology (HK) Ltd. is installed with the state-of-the-art audio and speech signal processing equipment such as an industrial graded acoustic room, head and torso simulator, audio analyzer, real-time system emulator, high frequency oscilloscopes and artificial intelligent servers. The laboratory aims at providing students with up-to-date knowledge in the areas of audio and speech signal processing to prepare them for participating in the related industry.


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Digital Signal Processing Laboratory

The DSP laboratory is used mainly to support the research, teaching and exhibition of the state-of-the-art technology of digital signal processing with an emphasis on multi-media applications. Various demonstration units have been installed in the laboratory for the aforementioned purposes. They include a High Definition Television (HDTV) system, a video conferencing system, a speaker verification system, face recognition system, intelligent karaoke system etc., which demonstrate the research achievements of the Department in these areas. All of these systems are supported by a network of high performance servers, workstations and multimedia personal computers with advanced graphics and DSP development software.


Meta-Device Design and Application Laboratory

The laboratories are equipped with low vibration optical tables and a broad suite of bulk optics components for design and construction of microscope systems. This includes a wide selection of high quality immersion objective lens including those with the highest numerical apertures of 1.65 and 1.49. Microscope bodies and motorized precision mechanical manipulators are available. Optical test equipment involving power meters, beam profilers and alignment aids form stock items in the laboratories. State of art single photon s-CMOS (Andor), spatial light modulators and drivers (Holoeye). A new multipoint optical freezer system is being installed.

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Circuits Research Laboratory

A comprehensive range of circuit design and development facilities, including programmable power supplies, AC power analyzer, AC/DC current probes, electronic loads, high-performance digital and analog oscilloscopes, high-end computers and workstations, etc.

Microfabrication Laboratory

Maintained with a clean room environment, there are furnaces, mask aligner, sputterer, e-beam and thermal deposition systems. Other major facilities include metalorganic chemical vapour deposition system, semiconductor optical and electronic characterization equipment.

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Advanced Materials and Electronics Laboratory

The Advanced Materials and Electronics Laboratory aims at developing high performance thin film electronic devices from solution processable advanced materials. The focused material areas are organic semiconductors and hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite semiconductors. The devices focus on are photovoltaic cells, light emitting devices, photodiodes etc. The research includes fundamental scientific understanding on materials, morphology, interface, high performance devices, as well as engineering issues towards device scale-up and stability. The laboratory is equipped with the state-of-the-art material processing, device fabrication, characterization equipment.

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MBE Laboratory

This laboratory houses a molecular beam epitaxy system.

Renewable Energy Systems Research Laboratory

The Renewable Energy Systems Laboratory is fully equipped with a 3-kW PWM fuel cell, completed with operation-supporting facilities such as de-ionized water generation system, gas humidifier, gas flow controller, and water cooling system. The recently refurbished laboratory is aimed to provide a versatile fuel cell power generation system platform for inter-disciplinary researches in power electronic drive and control systems, and fuel cell modeling and diagnostics. Having been equipped with a complete light measurement system (integrating sphere and spectrometer), it also serves as a photometric testing laboratory for lighting and display-related researches.


Electronics and Telecommunications Research Laboratory

This is the largest research laboratory of the Department. Activities are mainly focused on power electronics and communications. The laboratory houses most prototyping and test equipment for power electronics research in the low to medium power range, including BH characterizer, PCB tools, impedance analyzer, high power current loads, programmable and dc power supplies, DSOs, current probes, burn-in tester, etc. It also has the state-of-the-art equipment for communication systems research, including spectral analyzer, network analyzer, antenna sets, UWB test set, etc.

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This laboratory features a big display cabinet for antique electronic instruments and components kept by the Department such as vacuum tubes, a wheatstone bridge, a core memory, and many other exhibits with a long history.

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Optical Communications and Networking Research Laboratory

The laboratory is equipped with advanced equipment in optical fiber communications. There is a high speed dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) circulating loop optical fiber transmission testbed for beyond 100Gbit/s coherent transmission systems. Major equipment include Agilent 70GHz DCA Oscilloscope with precision timebase, Tektronics 50Gsample/s realtime digital scope, Anritsu 28Gbit/s pulse pattern generators, a 50 GHz RF spectrum analyzer, Agilient 40 GHz electrical signal generator, a high-resolution multi-wavelength meter, two polarization analyzers, a polarization maintaining fusion splicer, a 2.2 W Raman laser, optical spectrum analyzers, and tunable lasers.

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Fibre Optic System Laboratory

This laboratory is established for research on optical fibre based systems for communication and sensing applications. It has a class 10,000 clean room, test and measurement equipments for optical fibre device and system characterization.


Teaching Laboratories

Common First Year Lab. CF004
EIE General Teaching Lab. 1  CF005
EIE General Teaching Lab. 2 CF005a, CF005c, CF005d (Shielf Room)
EIE General Teaching Lab. 3 CF105
EIE General Teaching Lab. 4 CF105a
Electronic and Information Project Lab. CF502, CF503
Information Security Lab. CD514
Interactive Multimedia Lab. CD514a
Robotics and Control Lab. CF505, CF505a
Artificial Intelligence Lab. CF504