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EE-854 Optical Communication Systems
Campus MCS
Programs PG
Session Spring Semester 2017
Course Title Optical Communication Systems
Course Code EE-854
Credit Hours 3+0
Pre-Requisutes Applied Physics, Mathematics and related Communication courses.
Course Objectives To provide an understanding of the structure, operating principles and underlying physical concepts of optical communication systems (particularly fiber links), having emphasis on fundamental aspects, but taking care of engineering issues as well.
Detail Content
  • Introduction- Brief introduction/ development of optical communication system. Optical communication’s system components. Total internal reflection and Numerical aperture (NA).
  • Fiber- Basic principle, Types of optical fiber, Geometrical- optics decommention, Step index fibers, Graded index fiber. Single mode and multimode fibers. Electromagnetic wave theory and Maxwell’s equations. Fiber modes, birefringence and spot size. Dispersion in SMF (material/waveguide/higher order dispersion).Attenuation and scattering. Non linear optical effects, Fiber manufacturing, Splicing and connectors.
  • Optical Transmitter- Basic concept and principles, photo detectors, LED structure and characteristics, laser structure and characteristics, Laser modes.
  • Optical Receivers- Basic concept, photo detector design and principles, Receiver design issues, Receiver noise and sensitivity.
  • Optical amplifiers- Basic concept, semiconductor laser amplifiers, fiber amplifiers, Amplifier’s applications, erbium doped fiber amplifier EDFA) and Raman amplifier.
  • Optical Fiber systems- Design issues, Applications and future developments, Multichannel systems (WDM/DWDM).
Text/Ref Books
  • Fiber-Optic Communication Systems, third edition, by Govind P. Agrawal.
  • Optical Fiber Communications, second edition, by Gerd Keiser.
  • Understanding optical communication by Harry Dutton.
  • Optical Fiber Communication, principles and practices (2nd edition) by John M. Senior.
Time Schedule Spring Semester 2015
Faculty/Resource Person Dr Abdul Rauf, PhD