Subject description - B2B17OKS

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B2B17OKS Optical Communication Systems Extent of teaching:2P+2C
Guarantors:Zvánovec S. Roles:P,PV Language of
Teachers:Komanec M., Zvánovec S. Completion:Z,ZK
Responsible Department:13117 Credits:4 Semester:Z


The aim of the course is to introduce students with principles of optical systems. The course covers both theoretical background of optics and practical approaches for the design of optical systems. Students extend their knowledge from the ray optics through the matrix optics, subsequently and further by the description of optical systems using Gaussian beams, towards wave and quantum optics. Then students will learn the basic mechanisms and principles of fiber optics.

Course outlines:

1. The basic elements of optical communications systems, introduction to optics
2. Beam propagation in inhomogeneous medium, geometrical optics
3. Matrix optics, transfer matrices of optical elements
4. Basics of wave optics
5. Gaussian beams, transition through optical components
6. Fourier optics
7. Quantum Optics
8. The basic technology of optical waveguides
9. Fiber Optics
10. Propagation of the pulses in dispersive media
11. Nonlinear fiber optics
12. Solitons and noise in optical systems
13. Direct and coherent detection
14. Special optical fibers, optical sensors, sensor systems

Exercises outline:

1. Recapitulation of knowledge from elmag. theory
2. Geometrical optics
3. Matrix Optics
4. Gaussian beams
5. The first series of measurements: Measurement of refractive index of air
6. The first series of measurements: Measurement of Gaussian beam parameters
7. The first series of measurements: Measurement of the rotation based on Doppler effect
8. Solution of waveguides based on geometrical optics methods
9. Examples of solution of inhomogeneous waveguides - a method of effective refractive index
10. Calculation of basic parameters of (SI and GRIN) optical fibers
11. The second series of measurements: Measuring with optical reflectometer
12. The second series of measurements: Rise time of optical link
13. The second series of measurements: Measurement of numerical aperture
14. Check of reports


[1] Saleh B. E. A.,Teich, M. C., Fundamentals of photonics, 2nd ed. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley Interscience, 2007.
[2] Agrawal G. P.: Fiber-Optic Communications Systems, Third Edition., John Wiley & Sons, 2002.


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Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
BPEK_2018 Common courses PV 5
BPEK_2016 Common courses P 5

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