Fiber Optic Networks


CMPE Degree: This course is Not Applicable for the CMPE degree.

EE Degree: This course is Not Applicable for the EE degree.

Lab Hours: 0 supervised lab hours and 0 unsupervised lab hours.

Technical Interest Group(s) / Course Type(s): Optics and Photonics

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Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites: None.

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.

Course Outcomes

Not Applicable

Student Outcomes

In the parentheses for each Student Outcome:
"P" for primary indicates the outcome is a major focus of the entire course.
“M” for moderate indicates the outcome is the focus of at least one component of the course, but not majority of course material.
“LN” for “little to none” indicates that the course does not contribute significantly to this outcome.

1. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Strategic Performance Indicators (SPIs)

Not Applicable

Course Objectives

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 Schrödinger 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