OPTICAL SWITCHING

Course Information
TitleΟΠΤΙΚΗ ΜΕΤΑΓΩΓΗ / OPTICAL SWITCHING
CodeNNA-07-04
FacultySciences
SchoolInformatics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorNikolaos Pleros
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40002924

Programme of Study: Undergradute Studies - School of Informatics (2015-today)

Registered students: 3
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Information SystemsElective Courses745
Digital MediaElective Courses745
Communication, Networks And Systems ArchitectureElected Compulsory Directional745
Information And Communication Technologies In EducationElective Courses745
General Common DirectionElective Courses745

Class Information
Academic Year2015 – 2016
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600004863
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
basic knowledge of signal theory and Fourier transforms, basic knowledge of analig and digital signal transmission, basic knowledge of waveguiding theory and electromagnetic waves
Learning Outcomes
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
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Design and manage projects
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
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.
Keywords
optical communications, optical fibers, optical networks
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures240.8
Laboratory Work150.5
Reading Assigment602
Project511.7
Total1505
Student Assessment
Description
Written exams (80%) and project (20%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΣΥΣΤΗΜΑTA ΕΠΙΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΩΝ ΜΕ ΟΠΤΙΚΕΣ ΙΝΕΣ, G. Agrawal, ΤΖΙΟΛΑ, ΘΕΣ/ΝΙΚΗ, 2011
Additional bibliography for study
OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, G. Agrawal, ΤΖΙΟLΑS PUBLISHER, THESSALONIKI, 2011
Last Update
07-06-2016