OT4OM - Optical Networks

Course specification
Course title Optical Networks
Acronym OT4OM
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 no
      The goal 1) Understanding how work advanced optoelectronic devices used in optical networks. 2) Recognize nonlinear optical processes which obstruct correct work of optical networks. 3) Introduce students to modern optical signal switching. 4) Explain how to utilize advantages of optical networks.
      The outcome It is expected that student: 1) learn basic optoelectronic components and elements in optical networks, 2) understand difference (when compared with electronic) and advantages of optical signal switching and 3) learn all type of backbone, metro and access optical networks and basis of its construction.
      Contents of lectures Development trends of Optical Networks (ON). ON components and elements: splitters and couplers, circulators, optical amplifiers - SOA, EDFA, Raman, Add - Drop multiplexers, OXC, special WDM components. ON types – classification. ON design. TDM. SONET/SDH. WDM. OTDM. Soliton communications. GMPLS, OBS and OPS. Long - haul ON. WAN. MAN. PON. FTTx. WON. LAN. Measurements in ON.
      Contents of exercises Visiting corporations which produce optical communication systems.
      1. (D)WDM, lectures notes, P. Matavulj, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Belgrade, 2011.
      2. Problems in Optical Communications, M. Bjelica, P. Matavulj, D. Gvozdić, Academic Mind, 2005.
      3. The Handbook of Optical Communication Networks, Mohammad Ilyas, Hussein Mouftah , CRC Press, 2003. (Original title)
      4. Introduction to DWDM Technology, Stamatios Kartalopoulos, IEEE Press, 2000. (Original title)
      5. Emerging Optical Network Technologies: Architectures, Protocols and Performance, K. Sivalingam, S. Subramaniam, Springer Science + Business Media Inc., Boston, 2005. (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, auditory exercises and homework.
      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 0
      Colloquia 50
      Seminars 0