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Module Code: EEE318
Module Title: Photonics and Optical Communication Systems
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
To introduce the duality of light as both wave and ray

To show intensity and phase related optical principles

To introduce students to the fundamental principles of opto/electronic systems for the transfer of information

Learning outcomes 
Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this module the student should have:

Knowledge and understanding of the duality of light

An appreciation of the limits of information transfer by optical systems

An understanding of how information may be transferred via optical intensity and phase modulation

Understanding of electronic to optical conversion and the associated devices

Knowledge and understanding of optical to electronic conversion and the associated devices

An understanding of power transfer, modulation transfer function, system transfer function and optical data storage

Intellectual Abilities

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:

Undertake calculations for simple optical information systems.

Provide an assessment of the practical limiting factors in such systems.

Provide an alternative design to satisfy different specifications.

Calculate the modulation and transfer characteristics of simple photonic systems.

Provide an analysis of the overall system performance.

Practical Skills

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:

Design simple optical information systems.

General Transferable Skills

On successful completion of the module the student should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills:

Independent learning

Problem solving and design skills

Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered through a combination of formal lectures, tutorials.
1. The evolution of fiber optic systems

2. Optical fiber modes configuration

3. Mode theory and waveguide equations

4. Single-mode optical fiber and graded-index optical fiber structures

5. Effects of dispersion and attenuation on fiber optic links – bandwidth and bit rates

6. Signal degradation in optical fibers

7. Optical sources

8. Light detectors, fiber optic transmitters and receivers

9. Modulation of light

10. Optical receiver performance and operation

11. Digital link design and analysis

12. Dense wavelength division multiplexing fiber optic systems

13. Simple fiber sensors
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 28     20      102  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Midterm Exam 15.00
2 Final Exam 70.00
3 Assignment 15.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 10/22/2017 9:22:07 PM