OT3POT - Propagation of Optical Waves

Course specification
Course title Propagation of Optical Waves
Acronym OT3POT
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Telecommunications and Information Technologies
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    Condition Passed exam: Electromagnetics
    The goal Introducing students with principles of propagation of optical waves in different media. Understanding of duality of wave and photon nature of light. Principles of modern optical telecommunications. Understanding optical wave propagation in optical fibbers. Make students capable to solve different problems in geometrical and physical optics.
    The outcome Solving different problems in geometrical and physical optics. Calculation of the parameters of optical fibers (number of possible modes, losses and dispersion in fibers etc)
    Contents of lectures Wave equation in homogeneous and non-homogeneous media. Eikonal equation and Fermat principle of least time. Fresenel coefficients. Evanescent waves. Planar dielectric wave guide. TEm and TMm modes. Step- and gradient fibers. TEOm, TMOm, EHvm, HEvm and LPpm modes. Fundamental LP01 mode. Losses in fibers. Wave-, profile- and polarization dispersion. Nonlinear effects in optical fibers..
    Contents of exercises No
    1. Fundamentals of Optical Fibers, John A. Buck, J Wiley & Sons, New York, 1995. (Original title)
    2. Nonlinear fiber optics, G.P Agrawal, Academic press, Inc., 1995. (Original title)
    3. Osnovi optoelektronskih telekomunikacija, A. Marinčić, GK, Beograd, 1986. (Original title)
    4. Optics, E. Hecht, Addison Wesley, 4th Ed., 2002. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    3 2
    Methods of teaching Lectures, exercises, projects
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 50
    Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
    Projects 10
    Colloquia 40
    Seminars 0