Optical Fiber Communication
The majority of today’s data, for enterprises and individuals, are
transported on fiber optic communication systems. Using the latest advances,
fiber optics can provide practically unlimited information capacity and can
span any distance. This course starts from the basics of communication and then
logically provides a comprehensive knowledge base in this essential
communication technology. Discussions include all aspects of fiber optic
systems, including the business case, the technical fundamentals, deployment
fiber optic systems and the latest advances.
This course is
intended to bring to the students the information necessary to understand
Optical Communications. Students are
introduced to the basics of different fundamental concepts of optical
transmitters and receivers along with transmission losses
By the end of this
course, the student should be able to:
§ Discuss the basic terminology and concepts and take
the lead in fiber optic discussions
§ Compare and contrast the features, functions, benefits
and challenges of fiber optic communications with other wireline and wireless
§ Explain communication requirements with feasible fiber
§ Specify optical fibers, cables, connectors, splices,
and other transmission equipment
§ Illustrate manage all aspects of the fiber optic system
life cycle from planning through design, installation, maintenance, upgrading
§ Examine when and how to test fiber optic systems by
use of power meters and OTDRs
completing the course is expected to:
- Align light
waves into small optical components with high precision.
- Use modern
hardware/software design tools to develop modern communication systems
- Calculate and
simulate the attenuation and signal degradation due to intermodal and
power coupling losses due to connectors, splices, source output pattern
and fiber numerical aperture
- Compute and
simulate the modes in step index fiber and graded index fiber.
implement and test WDM communication system using its basic components.
- Simulate a
multilevel coherent fiber-optic communication system using computer
- State the different
kind of losses, signal distortion in optical Waveguides and other signaled
- Give the basic
elements of optical fiber transmission link, fiber modes configurations and
- Design optimization
of SM fibers, RI profile and cut-off wavelength.
fiber optical receivers such as PIN APD diodes, noise performance in photo
detector, receiver operation and configuration.