Fiber Optics Laboratory
G. Keiser, Optical Fiber Communications, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill, 2000
- C.R. Pollock, Fundamentals of Optoelectronics, Irwin, 1995.
- Ghatak and K. Thyagarajan, Introduction to Fiber Optics, Cambridge University Press, 1998.
- A. Yariv, Optical Electronics in Modern Communications, 5th edition, Oxford. 1997.
- G.P. Agrawal, Fiber Optic Communication Systems, 3rd edition. Wiley Inter-Science, 2002.
This course is designed to familiarize students with the physical properties of fiber optic components and systems. There will typically be two lectures per week during the scheduled class meeting times, and a total of eight lab experiments. The instructor will also try to set up demonstration experiments for other topics not formally covered by an assigned lab. The lectures should provide sufficient background material for the lab experiments as well as a good foundation in fiber systems. During the first week of classes, students should form a lab group of approximately three students, and decide on a meeting time. Check with the TA about available meeting times. Each lab experiment will be set up for approximately eight class days. This will allow some time to repeat certain parts of a lab that students are unsure of or wish to check. There will be a final exam covering both lecture and lab material.
- Homework: 6-7 assignments
- Eight lab experiments
- Exams: 1 midterm exam, 1 final exam
- Typical grading policy: 15% homework, 45% lab reports, 40% final exam