Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAmalia Miliou
Course ID600000307

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

Registered students: 9
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Information SystemsElective Courses635
Digital MediaElective Courses635
Communication, Networks And Systems ArchitectureElected Compulsory Directional635
Information And Communication Technologies In EducationElective Courses635
General Common DirectionElective Courses635

Class Information
Academic Year2015 – 2016
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge: The students will acquire a basic knowledge of optical communication systems. Usage of SIMULINK. Skills: The student will be familiar with an optical communication system. Using SIMULINK they will assess the performance of an optical system. Search of bibliographic information. Collaborating training tasks.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Theory: Basic analog-digital signal concepts, configuration ON / OFF, phase modulation, sampling, NRZ-RZ data transmission rate, explanationof the importance of FOURIER (WITHOUT MATHEMATICS), optical multiplexing techniques (WDM-TDM). Basic wave concepts (amplitude + phase), interference, diffraction, group velocity, phase velocity, refractive index. Optical fiber and attenuation, Db-dBm units. Dispersion, attenuation and dispersion exercises. Passive devices (filters-COUPLERS-SPLITTERS-MUX-DEMUX-OPTICAL ADD / DROP MULTIPLEXERS, RECONFIGURABLE OPTICAL ADD / DROP MULTIPLEXERS). Modern optical PON (GPON-XGPON-NGPON-WDMPON-TDMPON-TWDMPON) and devices, protocols and operation of an optical PON. Lab: Introduction to SIMULINK, download a version of matlab in pc of caclab. Using SIMULINK the student will perform the following exercises: (i) GAUSS and Square Pulse, time + spectrum, for various Dt and Df, inverse relationship between time-spectrum, (ii) periodic signal in time and spectrum, signals with two periods, pseudorandom bit sequences, calculation of the signal energy in time and spectrum. (iii) Optical fiber losses, measurements of different fiber lengths and different loss factors (SMF& NZ-DSF), peak power measurements at the output, average power at the output, spectrum observation, familiarization with units dB-dBm. (iv) phase of optical signals (phase-time relation), dispersion theory, dispersion exercises. (v) Dispersion in gaussian pulse, theory of gaussian pulse, chirp, transform limited pulse. (vi) Examples for gaussian pulse dispersion without initial chirp, expanded pulse curves. (vii) examples for dispersive pulses with initial chirp, (viii) complete dispersion compensation using SMF + DCF. (ix) non-complete dispersion compensation using SMF + NZ-DSF fibers, (x) design of a Passive Optical Network (PON) for access.
optical fiber, passive components, optical access networks
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • 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
Use of a computer and software for lab exercises and laptop/projector for teaching purposes. Web page with lesson contents.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work280.9
Reading Assigment501.7
Written assigments180.6
Student Assessment
A Final written examination contributes 70% of the course grade while an project will contribute 30% of the grade.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΣΥΣΤΗΜΑΤΑ ΕΠΙΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΩΝ ΜΕ ΟΠΤΙΚΕΣ ΙΝΕΣ (Μεταφρασμένο), G. P. Agrawal, ΤΖΙΟΛΑΣ, 2001 Θεσσαλονίκη.
Additional bibliography for study
ΔΙΚΤΥΑ ΟΠΤΙΚΩΝ ΙΝΩΝ (Μεταφρασμένο), Green, P., ΠΑΠΑΣΩΤΗΡΙΟΥ, 1994, Αθήνα
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