ECE Course Outline


Fiber Optic Networks (3-0-3)

Catalog Description
Architectural, performance and design aspects of fiber-optic communications networks, components and technologies. Relationship between the physical network implementation and the higher-level network architecture.
Shiva Kumar and M. Jamal Deen, Fiber Optic Communications, Fundamentals and Applications (1st edition), Wiley, 2014. ISBN 0470518677, ISBN 9780470518670 (required)

Topical Outline
  Optical layer and relationship to classical layer models
  Classification of network types, Definition of transparency
  Optical media access techniques (TDM, WDM)
  Optoelectronic transmitters and Receivers
  Review of digital transmitter & receiver design and function
Optical Network Model
  Basic optical network structure
  Network elements defined
  Required functionality
Enabling Technologies 
  Optical sources, Optical filters, 
  Switches and routers, Optical amplifiers
  Wavelength converters(Optoelectronic, All-optical)
  Time division multiplexers/demultiplexers
Physical Layer Issues 
  Optical nonlinearities, Optical crosstalk
  Dynamic range limitations, Dynamic effects 
  Short pulse transmission
Point-To-Point Transmission Analysis
  Physical link model
  TDM and WDM performance evaluation
  Effect of cascaded network elements
Single hop and Multihop networks
  Broadcast and Select Networks
  Topologies, Access techniques and protocols and Scheduling)
  Modeling of Optical Networks using Point-to-Point Transmission Models
Wavelength routed networks
  Relation between user and network bandwidth 
  Node design, Physical layer design
  Number of wavelengths needed to support, Wavelength conversion
Time Division Multiplexed Networks
  Relation between user and network bandwidth
  Node design, Physical layer design
Connection Oriented Optical Networks 
  Media access protocols 
  Access node design and functionality
  Network testbeds
Packet Switched Optical Networks
  Switching node design and functionality
  Packet coding techniques
  Network testbeds
Optical Network Applications