Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: MEng students of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and related degree programmes.
|Autumn||Assessed by end of Autumn Semester|
Prerequisites: Generally suitable for most Year 4 MEng students (with some understanding of electromagnetic waves and basic communication engineering concepts). If other students (particularly MSc students) wish to study this module they need BEng in Electrical & Electronic Engineering or equivalent (degrees in Physics, Applied Mathematics etc.).
Summary of Content: This module provides an introduction to optical communication systems and networks. Topics covered include: Optical fibres (light propagation in fibres, attenuation, chromatic dispersion, PMD, fibre nonlinearities) Optical components overview (transmitters, detectors, optical amplifiers (SOA, EDFA, Raman) and optical regeneration, multiplexers, filters, couplers, isolators, circulators, wavelength converters, optical switches etc.) Modulation and demodulation (signal formats, noise, BER, Q) Optical networks (WDM network elements, topology design, routing and wavelength allocation, network survivability, access networks)
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||11 weeks||1 per week||2 hours|
|Lecture||11 weeks||1 per week||1 hour|
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1||100||2 hour examination|
Dr A Phillips
Education Aims: To introduce students to the concepts and operating principles of optical communication systems, the devices (and fibre) which underpin them and the networks they can be used to form.
Learning Outcomes: LO1 - Demonstrate an awareness of how light propagates in optical fibres
LO2 - Demonstrate an awareness of the functionality and operating principles of various optical communication components, subsystems and networks
LO3 - Solve numerical problems in optical communications
Offering School: Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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