Subject description - BE2M32OSS

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BE2M32OSS Optical Systems and Networks
Roles:PO, P, V Extent of teaching:2P + 2L
Department:13132 Language of teaching:EN
Guarantors:  Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:Lucki M. Credits:6
Tutors:Lucki M. Semester:L


The course deals with the use of optical radiation for the transmission of information. The aim is to acquaint students with the functions of important components used in an advanced optical communication systems and networks. Students will learn how to design practical optical fiber link and the network. Students will receive theoretical knowledge for the implementation of a all-optical photonic networks in the future, which will be based on a combination of wavelength multiplex with an all-optical switching.

Study targets:

Students will learn how to design practical optical fiber link and the network. Students will receive theoretical knowledge for the implementation of a all-optical photonic networks

Course outlines:

1. Benefits of fiber optic technology. FTTx. Comparison with xDSL.
2. Components of optical communication systems, CWDM and DWDM systems.
3. Technical specification for Passive Optical Networks (PON) by ITU-T and IEEE.
4. ITU-T recommendations for fiber optics (permittalbe attenuation, modal regimes, numerical aperture).
5. Optical Time Domain Reflectometry for optical paths testing.
6. Optical amplifiers: Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA), Raman amplifiers, Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers (SOA).
7. Dispersion in optical fibers (chromatic and modal dispersion, PMD).
8. Nonlinear effects in optical fibre paths - Four Wave Mixing (FWM), Raman crossalk.
9. Manufacturing of optical fibers and cables, optical splices and connectors, fiber splicing.
10. Sources of optical radiation. Fabry-Perot laser, DFB laser, LED. Photodetectors used in telecommunication systems. PIN diode. Spectral analyzers. Optical couplers and filters gratings, all-optical interferometric switches.
11. Optical phase and intensity modulations and modulators - principle, performance. Optical splitters and AWG.
12. Optical sensors. Fiber-optic perimeters. Non-telecommunication applications of optical fibres.
13. Trends in optoelectronics. Specialty optical fibers: Photonic Crystal Fibers.
14. Summary for the examination.

Exercises outline:

1. Introduction to opto-electronic communications, safety in the laboratory, splitting into working groups
2. Theoretical preparation for slicing of optical fibers
3. Optical fiber splicing
4. Theory of fibers and the numerical aperture
5. Measuremnt of the numerical aperture of optical fibers
6. Theory and function of OTDR and methods of optical fiber attenuation measurement
7. Measurement of optical fiber attenuation using backscatter (OTDR)
8. Direct measurement method of optical fiber attenuation
9. Theory of optical amplifiers and principles of their measurement
10. Optical signal regeneration using optical amplifier
11. Theory of optical couplers and preparation for their measurements
12. Measurement of fundamental parameters of optical couplers
13. Test, credit


R. Freeman:Fiber Optic Systems for Telecommunications, Wiley series in telecommunications and signal procesing, 2002, ISBN 0-471-41477-8
John M. Senior: Optical Communications Principles and Practise. Prentice Hall, 1992, ISBN 0-13-635426-2 Gagliardi, R. M. - Karp, S.: Optical Communications. John Wiley @ Sons, Inc., 1995, ISBN 0-12-471-54287-3 Kaminow, I. P. - Koch, T. L.: Optical Telecommunication III A. Academic Press, 1997, ISBN-0-12-395170-4 Kaminow, I. P. - Koch, T. L.: Optical Telecommunication III B. Academic Press, 1997, ISBN-0-12-395171-2


basic knowledge of optics and communication networks



optical fiber, DWDM, CWDM, laser

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MEEK3_2018 Photonics P 2
MEEK5_2018 Communication Systems and Networks P 2
MEEK1_2016 Communication Systems and Networks P 2
MEEK3_2016 Electronics V
MEEK2_2016 Radio and Optical Technology PO 2
MEEK4_2016 Media and Signal Processing V

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