19D061FK - Photonic Communications

Course specification
Course title Photonic Communications
Acronym 19D061FK
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Nanoelectronics and Photonics
Type of study doctoral studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 9.0 Status elective
      The goal Introducing students to components, systems and techniques in modern photonic communications. Gaining knowledge in modeling photonic components and systems. Mastering methods for designing and modeling optical links and networks. Course objective is to help students to easily and efficiently enroll in scientific research in this topic.
      The outcome Getting a perspective of more advanced aspects of photonic communications, which are based on complex integration and interaction between its components and systems, as well as on advanced techniques which are applied for broadcasting control, compensation of signal degradation, increase of the bit rate, modeling of signal propagation in optical networks.
      Contents of lectures Modal theory of planar and circular dielectric waveguides. Dispersion and attenuation effects in fibers. Dispersion control Transmitters - laser gain, types of feedback mechanisms, and dynamical characteristics. Photodetectors. Noise. Optical amplifiers. Bragg gratings. Optical filters. WDM components and systems. Time and code multiplexing. Soliton systems. Coherent systems. Modulation formats.
      Contents of exercises
      1. Godvin Agrawal, "Fiber-Optics Communication Systems“, John-Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1997
      2. Gerd Keiser: ”Optical Fiber Communication”, 3-rd Ed. McGraw-Hill, 2000.
      3. A. Willner, "Optical Fiber Telecommunications VII," Academic Press, 2019
      4. Jürgen Franc and Virandr Jain: “Optical Communications - Components and Systems”, CRC Press, 2000.
      5. Le Nguyen Binh, "Advanced Digital Optical Communications," CRC Press, 2nd edition, 2017
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      Methods of teaching lectures, research work with mentoring
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures Test paper
      Practical lessons Oral examination 30
      Seminars 70