13E063OPT - Optical Telecommunications

Course specification
Course title Optical Telecommunications
Acronym 13E063OPT
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Physical Electronics - Nanoelectronics, Optoelectronics, Laser Technology
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    Condition none
    The goal Introducing the students to the components, systems and techniques of signal transmission in modern optical communication. Familiarizing with the propagation of electromagnetic waves in planar waveguides and optical fibers, dispersion theory and signal attenuation in the fiber, the theory of optical sources and photodetectors, and designing the optical links.
    The outcome Students should understand the principle of operation of the physical layer of modern optical broadband telecommunications networks and be able to design an optical link with intensity modulation and direct detection. The knowledge gives basis for further development regarding the principles of operation of optical networks and components needed for their implementation.
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    URL to lectures
    Contents of lectures Evolution of the optical communication systems. Modal theory of planar and circular dielectric waveguides. Effects of dispersion and attenuation. Fiber impulse response. Optical transmitters - laser gain, types of the feedback in lasers, dynamic characteristics. Optical receivers, photodetectors. Noises. The design of transmitters, receivers. Power and bandwidth criterion. Designing the PP link.
    Contents of exercises Auditory exercises: Numerical examples based on lectures.
    1. Dejan Gvozdić:"Optical Telecommunications",
    2. Milan Bjelica, Petar Matavulj i Dejan Gvozdić:"Solved problems in optical telecommunications", Akademska misao, 2005
    3. Gerd Keiser: ”Optical Fiber Communication”, 3-rd Ed. McGraw-Hill, 2000
    4. Godvin Agrawal, "Fiber-Optics Communication Systems“, John-Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1997
    5. L.A. Coldren, S. Corzine, M. Mašanović : “Diode Lasers and Photonic Integrated Circuits", John-Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    3 2
    Methods of teaching Lectures, auditory exercises. Practical assessment includes certain number of home assignments.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 30
    Practical lessons 10 Oral examination 0
    Colloquia 60
    Seminars 0