ECE Course Outline
Optical Fibers (3-0-3)
- Catalog Description
- Provides an in-depth understanding of the light guiding properties of optical fibers as used in communication systems.
- Buck, Fundamentals of Optical Fibers (2nd edition), Wiley Interscience, 2004. ISBN 9780471221913 (required)
- Topical Outline
Introductory Review Electromagnetic wave equations Plane wave reflection and transmission Effects of material resonances on wave propagation Group velocity dispersion Wave Propagation in Dielectric Slab Guides} Solution of the wave equation Guided modes and cutoff conditions Wave and ray pictures Leaky and radiation modes Propagation in curved guides Field Theory of Step Index Fibers Ray classification and analysis Solution of the wave equation for multimode fibers Field descriptions and mode classification Single mode fibers Single mode fiber measurements Losses Fabrication issues Intrinsic and extrinsic loss mechanisms Bending losses Coupling losses Loss measurements Systems implications Dispersion Effects of dispersion on pulse propagation Material, waveguide, and profile dispersion Group delay distortion in multimode fibers Cubic dispersion Dispersion measurement and fiber bandwidth Polarization mode dispersion Systems implications Dispersion mapping Dispersion equalization techniques Special Purpose Index Profiles Multimode graded index fibers Single mode graded index fibers Dispersion shifting and flattening in single mode fiber Polarization-maintaining fiber Equivalent index profiles for curved guides Fiber Amplifiers The amplification principle Material systems for fiber amplifiers Erbium-doped fiber amplifiers Multi-wavelength operation Gain flattening Pulse interaction Black box models Nonlinear Effects Nonlinear optical concepts Self- and cross-phase modulation, soliton propagation Stimulated Raman and Brillouin scattering Four-wave mixing Importance of nonlinear effects in communication systems.
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