13E063OTK - Optical Telecommunications

Course specification
Course title Optical Telecommunications
Acronym 13E063OTK
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status mandatory
The goal Introducing the students to the components, systems and techniques of signal transmission in modern optical communication. Acquainting with the propagation of electromagnetic waves in optical fibers, dispersion theory and signal attenuation in the fiber, the theory of optical sources, amplifiers and receivers. Mastering engineering skills of designing the optical links.
The outcome Students should understand the principle of operation of the physical layer and corresponding components 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.
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URL to lectures
Contents of lectures Evolution of the optical communication systems. Optical fibers. Effects of dispersion, attenuation and nonlinearities and their compensation. Optical amplifiers, filters, couplers, multiplexers and wavelength converters. Optical transmitters - static and dynamic characteristics. Optical receivers. Noises. Power and bandwidth criterion. Designing the PP link.
Contents of exercises Numerical examples based on lectures, laboratory exercises and computer simulations.
  1. Dejan Gvozdić:"Optical Telecommunications",
  2. Jasna Crnjanski i Dejan Gvozdić: "Zbirka zadataka iz optičkih telekomunikacija", Akademska misao, 2018.
  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. John M. Senior: “Optical Fiber Communications: Principles and Practice", Pearson Education, 2009
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching Lectures, auditory exercises, laboratory and computer exercises.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 40
Practical lessons 10 Oral examination 0
Colloquia 50
Seminars 0