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EOE043 - Fiber-optic communications
 
Owner: TELTA
4,0 Credits (ECTS 6)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: C
Department: 59 - MICROTECHNOLOGY AND NANOSCIENCE


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0104 Examination 3,0 c Grading: TH   3,0 c   24 May 2006 am V,  28 Aug 2006 am V
0204 Project 1,0 c Grading: UG   1,0 c    

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Examiner:

Professor  Peter Andrekson


Replaces

EOE042   Fiber optics communication


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

EOE041 Optoelectronics is recommended.

Aim

1. To giva an understanding of basic properties and limitations of fiber optic communication.
2. To explain the fundamental building blocks in a communication system: optical fibers, light emitters, amplifiers, and receivers.
3. To explain how communication systems can be constructed and evaluated.

Content

The course in Fiber-Optic Communications covers the different components of a system from an applications view, with the most focus on the transmission of light in optical fibers. The emphasis is on the combinations of components and devices, given the requirements and limitations, and to find the optimum solutions.
After passing the course, you will
1) understand the fundamental properties and limitations in fiber-optic communication systems.
2) have knowledge about the most important components in a system: optical fibers, transmitters, receivers, and optical amplifiers.
3) be able to review a proposed system design and understand which trade-offs that have been made and why.
Furthermore, after passing the course with grade 4 or 5, you will:
1) have a deeper knowledge about the limitations in a system, and how they can be overcome.
2) understand the properties of the components in a system, including their optimization parameters.
3) be able to design a fiber optic system, with a limited amount of specified requirements, and make a rough estimate on its performance.

Organisation

The course details are described on the course web-page. http://www.elm.chalmers.se/fotonik/fiber/
The topics includes optical fibers, light sources and transmitters, detectors and receivers, optical amplification and amplifiers, system design and system evaluation, single- and multi-channel systems, and soliton based systems. The lectures tries to focus on explaining the most difficult topics, and relies on the text-book for the more easy-to-understand information. Copies of the presented material from the lectures are handed out no later than in the beginning of each lecture.

The course consists of 14x2 hr lectures, 4x2 hr tutorials with demonstrated problem solving, 4 voluntary home assignments and 2 mandatory 4 hr laboratory excercises. In addition, a home project based on computer simulations will be handed out in the beginning of the course, to be presented orally, and in a written report.

Literature

G.P. Agrawal: Fiber-Optic Communication Systems, 3rd ed, Wiley, 2002.
Lecture notes and Lab-PM will be distributed during classes, and available online on the course Web-site.

Examination

Written exam and approved project.


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