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Modiwl ICM-3014:
Optical Communication

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

10 Credyd neu 5 Credyd ECTS

Semester 2

Trefnydd: Prof Alan Shore

Amcanion cyffredinol

The main learning objective is to treat the design and operating characteristics of advanced digital optical fibre communication systems. Students will obtain an understanding of the dynamical behaviour of laser diodes; principles of optical modulation; characteristics of optical fibre waveguides and optical receivers. In addition students will gain an appreciation of the role of these components in determining the performance of practical optical communications systems.

Cynnwys cwrs

• Direct current modulation of laser diodes; laser rate equations and their solution; limitations to direct current modulation; external modulation. • Mechanisms for optical switching and routing; candidate structures • Light propagation in optical fibres; fibre losses and dispersion; transmission windows • High impedance and trans-impedance receivers; optical amplifiers and repeaters • Modulation Formats. Modulator Technologies. Coherent Optical Communications Systems. System Design

Cyswllt Canlyniad dysgu i Meini Prawf

  threshold

40%

good

60%

excellent

70%

Understand the direct and indirect modulation of semiconductor lasers.

Able to explain the processes of direct and indirect modulation of semiconductor lasers Able to apply solutions of the laser rate equations in order to determine the modulation performance Able to derive the equations which determine the limitations on laser diode modulation

Understand the operation of optical switches and routers.

Able to explain the basic physical mechanisms underlying optical routing Able to explain the operating principles of optical functional devices Able to design devices for prescribed applications

Understand the principles and design of optical fibre waveguides and receivers.

Able to define the design criteria for optical fibre channels. Able to explain the basic structure of optical repeaters Able to explain the trade-off between loss and dispersion. Able to determine the receiver configuration appropriate to a defined application Able to estimate the effects of dispersion on pulse propagation. Able to demonstrate the role of all-optical processing in optical repeaters

Understand Digital Optical Communication Systems

Able to explain the basic structure of optical repeaters and identify their role in optical communications systems Able to determine the receiver configuration appropriate to a defined optical communications system application. Able to demonstrate the role of all-optical processing in optical repeaters; can define the performance characteristics of advanced optical communications. systems

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
Examination 100

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Private study 76
Lecture

2 hour lectures over 12 weeks 4 x 1 hour tutorials during lecture slots (week 18, 21, 24, 26)

24

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • Apply underpinning concepts and ideas of engineering;
  • Solve problems logically and systematically;
  • Use both verbal and written communication skills to different target audiences;

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