OS3OTK - Optical Telecommunications

Course specification
Course title Optical Telecommunications
Acronym OS3OTK
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Signals and Systems
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.
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. Lab demonstrations: Characterization of the optical fibers, Longitudinal modes in Fabry-Perot laser, Optimization of optical receiver front-end. Computer exercises: Signal degradation in optical fiber and direct modulation of the laser, Optical link length limit.
  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 (Original title)
  4. Godvin Agrawal, "Fiber-Optics Communication Systems“, John-Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1997 (Original title)
  5. L.A. Coldren, S. Corzine, M. Mašanović : “Diode Lasers and Photonic Integrated Circuits", John-Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012 (Original title)
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 30
Practical lessons 10 Oral examination 0
Projects 0
Colloquia 60
Seminars 0