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ECE Course Syllabus

ECE6543 Course Syllabus


Fiber Optic Networks (3-0-3)

Technical Interest
Optics and Photonics



Catalog Description
Architectural, performance and design aspects of fiber-optic communications networks, components and technologies. Relationship between the physical network implementation and the higher-level network architecture.

Shiva Kumar and M. Jamal Deen, Fiber Optic Communications, Fundamentals and Applications (1st edition), Wiley, 2014. ISBN 0470518677, ISBN 9780470518670 (required)

Indicators (SPIs)
SPIs are a subset of the abilities a student will be able to demonstrate upon successfully completing the course.

Topical Outline
1.	Motivation and Introduction
	a.	Five generations of fiber optic systems
	b.	Basic Link Elements
	c.	Classification of network types
	d.	Intro to integrated photoncis
	e.	Telephone multiplexing hierarchy
2.	Fibers
	a.	Fiber types and manufacturing
	b.	Loss and Dispersion
	c.	Single mode fibers
	d.	Multimode fibers
3.	Passive Optical components I
	a.	Coupled mode theory, couplers, Bragg Gratings
	b.	Faraday isolators
	c.	MMIs
	d.	MZIs and filters
4.	Propagation
	a.	Fiber modes
	b.	Dispersion
	c.	The Propagator
	d.	Nyquist pulses
5.	Passive components II
	a.	Optical Cavities
	b.	Mux/DeMux, Arrayed waveguides
	c.	ROADMs and Wavelength selective switch
	d.	Optical filters
6.	Lasers
	a.	Rate equations
	b.	Coherence
	c.	Noise, RIN
	d.	Laser types; DBR, DFB, VCSELs
7.	Modulation
	a.	Nyquist and random signals
	b.	Channel capacity
	c.	Modulation formats
	d.	Intensity modulated direct detect links
	e.	Mach Zehnder Modulators
	f.	Electro absorption modulators
8.	EDFAs
	a.	Power and Gain
	b.	OSNR and ASE noise
	c.	Noise figure
	d.	Electrical signal to noise ratio
	e.	Cascaded amplifiers
	f.	Raman amplifiers
9.	Photoreceivers and photodiodes
	a.	Quantum Efficiency
	b.	Responsivity or Photoresponse
	c.	Photodetector Design Rules
	d.	Dark Current
	e.	Bandwidth
	f.	Receiver noise
	g.	Coherent receviers
10.	Fiber nonlinearities
	a.	Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation
	b.	Self-Phase Modulation
	c.	Combined Effect of Dispersion and SPM
	d.	Interchannel Nonlinear Effects
	e.	Intrachannel Nonlinear Impairments
11.	Coherent Systems
	a.	Capacity
	b.	Digital Signal Processing
	c.	IF Estimation and Compensation
	d.	Phase Estimation and Compensation 
	e.	CD Equalization