Optical Communication Systems
M. Cvijetic, I.B. Djordjevic, Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Networks. Artech House, January 2013.
Physics of optical communication components and applications to communication systems. Topics include fiber attenuation and dispersion, laser modulation, photo detection and noise, receiver design, bit error rate calculations, and coherent communications.
Homework will be given in the form of “exercises,” i.e., problems with example solutions provided. They do not have to be turned in for grading. Nevertheless, any questions regarding the exercises will be discussed individually or in class.
Two projects will be carried out in small groups of three to four students: i) a literature research project and ii) a system design project. Project progress has to be reported continuously over the course of the semester; final presentations have to be given. Graduate students will have an additional task to solve in their system design project.
Final exam will be given at the end of the semester.
Typical grading policy: 0% homework, 25% literature research project, 35% system design project, 40% final exam