Optical Signal Processing and Quantum Communications – EE6470
CourseTitle : Optical Signal Processing and Quantum Communications
To introduce the basic principles required for the understanding of nonlinear optical signal processing techniques.
To apply these principles for specific applications on all-optical switching, wavelength conversion, logic gates, buffer, flip flops.
|Pockels effect, electro-optic modulators
Second order nonlinear effects in crystals
|Third order nonlinear effects in fibers – Self Phase Modulation, Cross Phase Modulation,
Four Wave Mixing Nonlinear Schrodinger equation, numerical solution
|(~ 3 weeks)|
|Nonlinear Optical Loop Mirror and applications
Stimulated Brillouin scattering and generation of slow light
|Origin of nonlinear effects in semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs)||(~3 weeks)|
|Specific applications of nonlinear effects in SOAs||(~3 weeks)|
You are expected to implement any one nonlinear optical signal processing functionality through simulation or through experiment. You need to produce a technical write-up at the end of the project and present the same, which will be reviewed and graded.