Course Details

Course details of EE5504
Course NoEE5504
Course TitleFiber Optic Communication Technology
Course ContentI. Single Hop Optical Communication Links Motivation for optical communication links Optical fiber characteristics – concept of modes, origin of attenuation/dispersion Semiconductor light sources and detectors – double hetero-structures, LI and modulation characteristics, responsivity and bandwidth of PIN/APDs Noise in optical receivers – shot/thermal noise limitations, BER measurements Design of single-hop communication links - power/rise-time budget, power penalty External light modulators – modulation bandwidth, extinction ratio, modulation formats II. Multi-Hop Optical Communication Links Concept of Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM), WDM components Optical Amplifiers – Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFA), gain saturation, ASE noise, noise figure Design of WDM links – power/rise-time budget, power penalty Influence of nonlinearities in WDM links III. Optical Fiber Networks Introduction to Optical Networking Design of SDH networks
Course Offered this semesterYes