Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorTheonitsa Alexoudi
Course ID600000310

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

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Information SystemsElective Courses845
Digital MediaElective Courses845
Communication, Networks And Systems ArchitectureElected Compulsory Directional845
Information And Communication Technologies In EducationElective Courses845
General Common DirectionElective Courses845

Class Information
Academic Year2015 – 2016
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
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 knowledge of optical communication systems. Design guidelines, performance and sources of power penalty. Optical communications technologies, Wavelength routed networks, Optical networking concepts and protocols. Skills: The student will be able to comprehend the basics in designing and performance of a lightwave system, optical networks, and the latest advanced in the optical communication field. Work on lab exercises, Search of bibliographic information. Familiarize themselves in oral presentations of projects.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • 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: Introduction- from the optical fiber in the integrated photonic waveguides, refractive index and waves. Planar waveguides- Symmetric and asymmetric (TE & TM modes) and normalized parameters. Optical link characterization parameters - optical signal (PULSE TRACE, EYE DIAGRAM, BER, Q-FACTOR, EXTINCTION RATIO). Theory of optical transmitters, optical filters and amplifiers. LAB: Introduction to COMSOL. Signal quality characterization (with pulse generator and oscilloscope). Laboratory optical transmitters, filters and amplifiers. Labwork on how to design & implement a PON network.
optical fiber, transmitter, filters, amplifiers
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 Work180.6
Reading Assigment602
Written assigments110.4
Student Assessment
A Final written examination contributes 70% of the course grade while writing and presenting a paper, learning how to participate in discussing presentations will contribute 30% of the grade. Solving exercises and homework will contribute a bonus 20% of the grade.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • 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
“Optical Networks”,R. Ramaswami and Kumar N. Sivarajan, Morgan Kaufmann Publications
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