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Academic year
MCC100 - Fiber optical communication
 
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-12 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPWPS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics
Department: 59 - MICROTECHNOLOGY AND NANOSCIENCE


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: A

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0108 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   16 Jan 2016 pm H,  04 Apr 2016 pm EKL,  22 Aug 2016 pm SB

In programs

MPEES EMBEDDED ELECTRONIC SYSTEM DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPWPS WIRELESS, PHOTONICS AND SPACE ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)
MPCOM COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Forskarassistent  Pontus Johannisson
Professor  Peter Andrekson
Professor  Magnus Karlsson



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Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Electromagnetic field theory (fields, waveguides, etc.) is an important prerequisite. EEM021 High frequency electromagnetic waves or equivalent, will prepare the student well. Fundamental semiconductor physics (bands, pn-junctions) as well as advanced calculus (differential equations) is also important. Students within the MPWPS Master's Program will generally be very well prepared.

Aim

The aim of the course is to describe the components and concepts of fiber optical communication systems, which form the backbone of the Internet and are also becoming increasingly popular over short distances. By combining theoretical descriptions with system aspects, the student will be provided with both theoretical and practical understanding of such systems.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- Describe the fundamental properties and understand the limitations of fiber optical communication systems.

- Describe and analyze the most important system components and their limitations: transmitters, fibers, receivers, optical amplifiers.

- For optical transmitters: Understand different implementations, primarily using external modulators.

- For optical fibers: Quantify dispersion, attenuation, and to some extent nonlinearities as well as their impact on the optical signal.

- For optical receivers: Analyze receivers with and without optical pre-amplifier, know all relevant noise mechanisms, and evaluate the bit error rate.

- For optical amplifiers: Understand the fundamental properties of erbium-doped fiber amplifiers and Raman amplification and quantify the impact of using them.

- For systems: Evaluate different system concepts, such as wavelength-division multiplexing and time-division multiplexing

Content

After the introduction of some of the basic concepts the following topics will be discussed:

- Optical fibers: modes, loss, dispersion, nonlinearities

- Optical transmitters and receivers

- Multichannel systems

- Optical amplifiers: gain and noise properties

- Bit error rate and power penalties

- Dispersion management

- Advanced lightwave systems

Organisation

The course consists of:

- Two lectures per week

- One problem-oriented exercise per week

- Two compulsory laboratory exercises (four hours each)

- Four voluntary home assignments

Literature

Govind P. Agrawal, Fiber-Optic Communication Systems, 4th Ed., ISBN: 9780470505113, Wiley, 2010. Lecture notes, problem booklet, and laboratory notes will be handed out.

Examination

Written exam.


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