FIBER OPTICS AND WAVEGUIDES

Second cycle degree in ICT FOR INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: LUCA PALMIERI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 9


Syllabus
Examination methods: Written exam and laboratory reports. Oral exam is optional.
Course unit contents: The course is focused on the physical layer of wired telecommunication systems, with special emphasis to fiber optics. Electromagnetic propagation in transmission lines, metallic waveguides and optical fibers will be studied. The student will also perform 5 laboratory experiments. The main topics of the course are the following:
- principles of electromagnetism (Maxwell's and Helmoltz's equation, Poynting vector, polarization);
- transmission lines (characteristic impedance, voltage and current waves);
- metallic waveguides (modal description, dispersion, losses);
- optical fibers (description by ray model, description by modes, attenuation, modal and chromatic dispersion, PMD).