Advanced Optical Communications Systems
||Electrical and Computer Engineering
Instance: 2019/2020 - 2S
Cycles of Study/Courses
||No. of Students
||Syllabus since 2015/16
This course aims to present the state of the art in optical communication systems, either digital or analog, presenting the fundamental concepts needed for system design. Emphasis will be given to high bit-rate systems with optical amplification and next-generation optical networks (networks of transport and access), presenting technological solutions to overcome the current limitations of fiber and devices.
Learning outcomes and competences
Understanding the specific characteristics of the optical fiber transmission systems, its advantages and limitations.
- Knowledge of project-oriented optical communication systems
- Ability to search for information on research in advanced optical systems and networks for future generation
- Capacity Analysis, simulation and design of such systems
Learning outcomes are acquiring the skills oriented to the project as well as the ability to identify relevant topics for research in networks and next generation optical systems.
- Semiconductor amplifiers, EDFA.
- Erbium doped fiber amplifier (EDFA): analysis of gain, saturation and noise; applications.
- Analysis of preamplified optical receivers; systems with chains EDFA amplifiers.
- Raman amplification, amplification versus localized distributed amplification.
Dispersion and nonlinear effects.
- Analysis of the impulse propagation in fiber and interaction between the dispersion and nonlinear effects.
- Propagation of solitons.
- Management of dispersion in optical systems.
Multichannel systems and optical networks multiaccess
- Components and WDM systems.
- Devices and multiaccess topologies.
- Distribution of radio-frequency and microwave signals over fiber optics.
- Networks passive optical access network.
Advanced optical systems and high speed
- Modulation Formats: duo-binary PSK, QAM
- Polarization Division Multiplexing
- Spectral Efficiency
- Comparison of coherent and non-coherent detection techniques.
Govind P. Agrawal; Fiber-optic communication systems
. ISBN: 0-471-21571-6
Govind P. Agrawal.; Nonlinear fiber optics
. ISBN: 0120451433 (acid-free paper)
edited by Ivan P. Kaminow, Tingye Li.; Optical fiber telecommunications IV
. ISBN: 0123951720 (A : alk. paper)
Teaching methods and learning activities
Lectures for exposition of course topics and presentation of research papers by students.
Classes laboratory practices for conducting simulation studies based on commercial software.
Technological sciences > Technology > Communication technology
Distributed evaluation with final exam
Amount of time allocated to each course unit
|Apresentação/discussão de um trabalho científico
|Frequência das aulas
Eligibility for exams
Minimum grade of 7(out of 20) in the final exam.
Calculation formula of final grade
The assessment of the course comprises the following elements:
- (O) Oral presentation of selected articles
- (R) Reports of practical simulation works
- (M) Monograph on a topic of concerned with the course subject
- (E) Final Exam
Final rating: 15%×A+15%×R+30%×M+40%×E