EE 6365. ADVANCED FIBER OPTICS SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Course reviews the modern WDM systems and methods of their design. Topics include architecture of state-of-the-art WDM systems; design of optical amplifiers; signal-to-noise-ratio budget; estimation of various system impairments; popular modulation formats; transmitter and receiver design issues; balancing optical nonlinearity and dispersion; optical networking; and characterization of WDM system's performance. Familiarity with fiber optics and telecommunications is desirable.