Knowledge: The students will acquire knowledge of optical communication systems. Design guidelines, performance and sources of power penalty. Optical transport 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.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Optical Communications Technology Roadmap, Advantages of the optical technology and optical networks, Optical Fiber, Fiber Modes Waveguiding, Attenuation, Absorption, Scattering, and Bending Losses, Dispersion, Polarization. Self Phase Modulation, Cross Phase Modulation, Four Wave Mixing, Stimulated Raman Scattering, Stimulated Brillouin Scattering. Passive Devices (Power Couplers, Isolators - Circulators, Polarization Devices, Optical Filters, Gratings and their applications). Optical Amplifiers (EDFA, RAMAN, SOA), Optical Transmitters (LASER, LED), Optical Modulators, Optical Receivers, Wavelength Conversion, Optical switching elements.
Additional bibliography for study
1. ΔΙΚΤΥΑ ΟΠΤΙΚΩΝ ΙΝΩΝ (Μεταφρασμένο), Green, P., ΠΑΠΑΣΩΤΗΡΙΟΥ, 1994, Αθήνα.
2. Οπτικές Ίνες- Ένας πρακτικός οδηγός, D. Goff, εκδόσεις Τζιόλα.
3. Optical Networks-A practical perspective, R. Ramaswami & K. Sivarajan, publishing Morgan Kaufmann.
4. Optical fiber communication systems, C. P. Sandbank, publishing J. Wiley & Sons.