ECE534 - Optical Communications System
Teaching AssistantsRizwana Ahmad
To introduce students to the fundamental principles of modern fiber-optic communication systems which include components and system design of optical fiber communication and apply these principles to calculate system performance. Topics include step-index fibers, graded-index fibers, fiber modes, single-mode fibers, multimode fibers, dispersion, loss mechanics, fiber fabrication, light-emission processes in semiconductors, light-emitting diodes, laser diodes, modulation response, source-fiber coupling, photo-detectors, receivers, receiver noise and sensitivity, system design, power budget and rise-time budget, Optical networks, wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) and coherent optical communications.
After completing the course the students should be able to:
1. Understand, describe, analyze, compare the most important devices: light sources, fibers and detectors from both physical and system point of view.
2. Design digital fiber-optic links
3. Perform fiber-optic communication system engineering calculations, identify system tradeoffs, and apply this knowledge to modern fiber optic systems.
4. The course will also give exposure to Optical Communication software tool that will help understand various trade-offs involved when designing an optical communication link.
Term Paper/Simulation exercises using OPTI SIM: 15%
Mid sem: 20%
End sem: 40%
Basics of Communication System
1. John M. Senior, “Optical Fiber Communications: Principles and Practice” (second edition) Prentice Hall of India
2. G. P. Agrawal, "Fiber Optic Communication Systems", 3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2002.
3. G. Keiser, "Optical Fiber Communication Systems", McGraw Hill, New York 2000.
4. M. Cvijetic and Ivan Djordjevic, “Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Networks” Artech House, 2013