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MCC100 - Fiber optical communication
 
Syllabus adopted 2013-02-14 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   21 Dec 2013 pm V,  22 Apr 2014 pm V,  25 Aug 2014 pm M

In programs

MPCOM COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)
MPWPS WIRELESS, PHOTONICS AND SPACE ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Forskarassistent  Pontus Johannisson
Professor  Peter Andrekson
Professor  Magnus Karlsson


Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/3a87e526-c3f7-4925-b237-502b20813be4


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

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.

- Evaluate a system design and understand the design choices and trade-offs that have been made.

- Describe optical fibers in terms of dispersion, attenuation, and to some extent nonlinearities as well as their impact on signal transmission.

- Describe and analyze different transmitter implementations, primarily using external modulators for both binary and multi-level modulation techniques.

- Analyze receivers with and without optical pre-amplifiers and make proper design choices in specific cases. Understand and analyze all relevant noise mechanisms in optical receivers and evaluate the bit error rate.

- Understand the fundamental properties of erbium-doped fiber amplifiers and Raman amplification and quantify the impact from using them in optical transmission links.

- Evaluate different system implementations 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:

- 14 two-hour lectures

- 7 problem-oriented exercises

- 2 compulsory laboratory exercises (four hours each)

- 4 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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