Lightwave Device Characterization and Optical Logic
Basic transmission theory in fiber optic systems. Standardization of optical fibers and photonic components. Lightwave system measurements for the characterization of photonic components and photonic networks. Passive components used in optoelectronic measurement systems. Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFAs) and semiconductor optical amplifiers. Interference theory and interferometers used in lightwave characterization systems (Mach-Zehnder, Sagnac, Michelson). Coherent and non-coherent measurement systems. Characterization of optical fibers. Characterization of optical transmitters and amplifiers. Frequency and impulse response of optical transmitters and detectors Application of lightwave measurement systems in optical logic circuits.
High Capacity Lightwave Networks
Review of communication networks. Analog transmission and switching. Digital transmission and switching. PDH multiplexing and underlying constraints. Packet switching: basics/principle of operation. Transmission through optical fiber and impact on modern transmission networks. Synchronous transmission (SDH/SONET). Alternative transmission and packet routing methodologies (ATM, IP). Network categories and classification with respect to existing technology. Point-to-point optical transmission and optical regeneration. Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) and Optical Time Division Multiplexing (OTDM) networks. Routing in WDM networks. Optical switching: Review and current technology. Description of basic switching components and sub-systems. Optical switch/node architectures. Signal distortion. All-optical networks. Introduction to optical network design and physical layer modeling.