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School of Engineering
ICT FOR INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA
Course unit
FIBER OPTICS
INP9086742, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ICT FOR INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA (Ord. 2019)
IN2371, Degree course structure A.Y. 2019/20, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY [005PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination FIBER OPTICS
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
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
INP9086635 FIBER OPTICS (MOD. A) LUCA PALMIERI IN2371

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/02 Electromagnetic Fields 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Syllabus

Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

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.

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: The world-wide optical fiber network is the "nervous system" of our society, through which all the Internet traffic is transmitted. The course focuses on the propagation of signal in optical fibers and on the main devices used to characterize optical fibers. The theoretical lectures will be supported by laboratory lectures, during which the students will be able to verify experimentally the main concepts.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The main topics of the course are listed below.
- Production of optical fibers.
- Propagation in optical fiber: ray and modal theory.
- Attenuation, phase velocity, group velocity. Modal and chromatic dispersion.
- Coupled mode theory. Polarization mode dispersion. Spatial division multiplexing.
- Nonlinear propagation effects in optical fibers.
- Measurement devices: optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR); optical spectrum analyzer (OSA).
- Laboratory experiments.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

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

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Matlab

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