familiarization with linear and nonlinear phenomena in optical switching subsystems, familiarization with optical switching and transmission subsystems and architectures, analysis and planning of an optical network’s parameters depending on the bit-error-rate and network quality requirements, familiarization with optical network planning and design software environment VPI, training on optical network design and optical node interconnection
Course Content (Syllabus)
Theory: Optical switching network types, requirements and specifications. Optical link characterization, optical signal quality analysis, Bit Error Rate, eye diagram. Non-linear transmission phenomena in optical fibers, Self-Phase Modulation, Cross-Phase Modulation. Optical interferometric filters, optical thermo-optic modulation, optical electro-optic modulation. Switching matrix architectures and technologies, 2x2 switching elements, Benes switch architecture, Clos switch architecture, Butterfly architecture, Spanke architecture. Blocking and Non-Blocking switches, router subsystems. Optical 2x2 switching elements. Optical switch technologies, basic operational principles. Optical circuit switching: architectures and technologies for wavelength routing. Optical packet switching: network types, packet labeling, optical node architectures and subsystems, optical label switching. Bit-level synchronization systems, header processing systems, routing and regeneration systems. Photonic integrated router technologies. Optical switching in metropolitan networks. Optical switching in DataCenter networks and in Chip Multiprocessors (Network-on-Chip).
Laboratory (15 hours in total on the following topics): 1) experimental laboratory for optical data link characterization, 2) simulation-based lab using SIMULINK for optical transmission links that employ losses+dispersion+non-linear phenomena, 3) experimental laboratory on optica; modulator devices and optical data signal modulation techniques οπτικούς διαμορφωτές και σε διαμόρφωση οπτικών σημάτων, 4) experimental laboratory on 2x2 optical switches.