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ICT FOR INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA
Course unit
FIBER OPTICS AND WAVEGUIDES
INP7080693, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ICT FOR INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA
IN2371, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track PHOTONICS [003PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination FIBER OPTICS AND WAVEGUIDES
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
E-Learning website https://elearning.dei.unipd.it/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-IN2371-003PD-2018-INP7080693-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge LUCA PALMIERI ING-INF/02

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
INP7080693 FIBER OPTICS AND WAVEGUIDES LUCA PALMIERI IN2371
INP7080693 FIBER OPTICS AND WAVEGUIDES LUCA PALMIERI IN2371
INP7080693 FIBER OPTICS AND WAVEGUIDES LUCA PALMIERI IN2371
INP7080693 FIBER OPTICS AND WAVEGUIDES LUCA PALMIERI IN2371

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/02 Electromagnetic Fields 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 A.A. 2018/2019 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 PALMIERI LUCA (Presidente)
DE CEGLIA DOMENICO (Membro Effettivo)
CAPOBIANCO ANTONIO DANIELE (Supplente)
GALTAROSSA ANDREA (Supplente)
SANTAGIUSTINA MARCO (Supplente)
SCHENATO LUCA (Supplente)
1 A.A. 2017/2018 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 PALMIERI LUCA (Presidente)
SANTAGIUSTINA MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
CAPOBIANCO ANTONIO DANIELE (Supplente)
DE CEGLIA DOMENICO (Supplente)
GALTAROSSA ANDREA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The course requires knowledge in Calculus, Linear Algebra and Physics.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to provide the student with basic knowledge about propagation of electromagnetic fields in metallic wave-guides and, mostly, in optical fibers. The student will also have the opportunity to participate to lab activities, both experimental and numerical.
Examination methods: The knowledge and skills of the student are assessed by means of a written exam, the reports about the experimental laboratory and an optional oral exam. The oral exam is mandatory is the student does not attend successfully the laboratory activity. The written exam includes both exercises and open questions.
Assessment criteria: The student will be evaluated on his/her comprehension and knowledge of the course topics and on his/her ability to elaborate and discuss them clearly and with proper language. The same criteria are applied in the evaluation of the laboratory reports.
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, 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).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course includes both standard lectures and computer and experimental laboratories. Computer laboratory (3 lectures) is focused on electromagnetic propagation in metallic waveguide. Differently, experimental laboratory (5 lectures) is focused on optical fibers. Students are expected to attend lectures.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes and handouts, available in electronic format.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Pozar, David M., Microwave engineeringrisorsa elettronicaDavid M. Pozar. Chichester: Wiley, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Someda, Carlo G., Electromagnetic waves. Boca Raton, Fl.: CRC/Taylor & Francis, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Agrawal, Govind, Fiber-Optic Communication Systems, IV ed.. --: Wiley, 2010. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Working in group

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • CST Microwave Studio

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