OPTICAL NETWORK DEVICES

Second cycle degree in ICT FOR INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: LUCA PALMIERI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Examination methods: Oral exam and laboratory reports.
Course unit contents: The course is focused on the physical layer of optical fibers telecommunication systems. The most important devices and measurement techniques used in optical fiber systems will be studied in details. The student will also have the opportunity to perform 8 laboratory experiments. The main topics of the course are the following:
- optical fibers: coupled mode theory, nonlinear effect in propagation;
- instruments: optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) and optical spectrum analyzer (OSA);
- passive devices: couplers, isolators, circulators, filters, etc.
- active devices: optical amplifiers (EDFA, SOA, Raman), diode lasers (DFB, DBG, VCSEL), photodiodes (PIN, APD), modulators (acousto-optic, electro-optic, absorption);
- transmission systems: receiver noise, sensitivity, power budget, coherent modulation formats.