Theory of optical fiber waveguide propagation and design applications in communication and sensing systems.
The course introduces students to the basic building blocks of optical fiber technology. These include the types and properties of fibers, optical sources and detectors, and fiber components and devices. These building blocks are introduced in the context of long distance fiber optical transmission systems which push the technology to its limits. The material is necessary for advanced study of optical communications and the skills acquired in this course are fundamental for employment in the rapidly growing fiber optics industry. Employment is widely available to students completing this course in manufacture and deployment of optical transmission systems, optical networks, fiber sensors, and fiber optical components and devices.
C- or better in 3106
Knowledge of electromagnetic field propagation, reflection, refraction, and interaction with materials from 3106 is essential at the beginning of this course.
Percentage of Course
|Digital data links||4%|
|Refractive index profiles||3%|
|Signal degradation mechanisms||10%|
|Optical fiber sources||10%|
|Detectors and receivers||10%|
|Coupling and connecting||4%|
|Long distance systems||11%|
|Local area networks||2%|
|Fiber Components and Devices||7%|