EC ENGR X 422.21
This course offers an introduction to fiber-optic communication systems and offers practical tools to reinforce understanding and design of these systems.
What you can learn.
- Gain an overall understanding of fiberoptic communication systems and utilize practical tools to reinforce understanding and design on a broad range of these systems
- Recognize the physical features of the components and utilize analytical tools to design both analog and digital optical links
- Assess the design trade-offs in the practical implementation of these systems
- Apply analysis on propagation in single and multimode fibers, intermodal dispersion in multimode fibers, chromatic and waveguide dispersion in fibers, polarization-mode dispersion, and dispersion compensation
- Recognize concepts in optical transmitters, such as LEDs, DFB lasers, and VCSELs
- Analyse semiconductor lasers focusing on characteristics such as the modulation bandwidth, chirping, RIN noise, and phase noise
- Gain an understanding of optical detectors (PIN, APD) and optical modulators based on electro-optic, and electro-absorption effects, optical amplifiers, such as EDFAs and semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs)
- Design analog and digital optical links, DWDM systems, CATV systems, submarine fiber system, and practice applications of nonlinearities in optical fibers and optical switches