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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 understand the technology of fiber optical communication systems.

• To have a balanced discussion between component operation and systems design consideration.

• To introduce student to performance parameters and fabrication problems, lasers, LED modulation and detector responses

• To show link budget analysis, advantages of fiber optic systemsin recent developments and applications.

Learning outcomes 
A. Understand the fiber optic concept as it relates to information transmission and identify the elements of an optical fiber transmission link.

B. Understand optical fiber structure, wave guiding and fabrication, including the computation relating to the modes in various types of fiber.

C. Calculate and simulate: attenuation, signal degradation due to intermodal and intra-modal distortion; in relation to the structure, performance and signal analysis of optical sources.

D. Understand the structure, the performance and signal analysis of optical detectors and calculate various power coupling losses

E. Design optimum single mode and multimode fiber links and analyze optical receivers
F. Apply knowledge of advanced principles and techniques to the analysis of electrical engineering problems and the design of engineering solutions.

G. Have the ability to apply the appropriate industry practices, emerging technologies, state-of- the-art design techniques, software tools, and research methods to solve electrical and computer engineering problems

H. Develop the ability to clearly communicate ideas and designs, including the use of appropriate state-of-the-art engineering references and resources.

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: 1/24/2018 7:50:13 PM