3 Hours/Week, 3 Credits

Optical Fiber as wave-guide: Ray theory, Modes, SMF, MMF, Step Index and Graded Index Fiber, Transmission Characteristic: Attenuation, Dispersion, Polarization, Fabrication: Liquid phase, Vapor phase, Fiber Cables, Connectors and Couplers: Alignment and joint loss, Splices, GRIN rod lens, Connectors, Couplers Optical Source: LASER, semiconductor injection laser, laser characteristic, modulation Optical Detectors: Photodiode construction, characteristic, p-n, p-i-n, APD, Direct Detection: Noise, Eye diagram, Receiver design Fiber Amplifier: construction, characteristic, use Digital Transmission System: Point to point link, power budget, Noise Advanced Systems and Techniques: WDM, Photonic switching, All optical network.