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Optical Transmission and Measurement

Module name (EN): Optical Transmission and Measurement
Degree programme: Electrical Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2005
Module code: E930
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V+2PA (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 9
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Presentation, project work, oral exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
E930 Electrical Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2005, semester 9, optional course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Martin Buchholz
Prof. Dr. Martin Buchholz

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will have a detailed understanding of signal transmission in fibre-optic cables and networks. They will be able to estimate and calculate nonlinear effects in optical waveguide systems. By studying an existing high-rate optical transmission path, students will become acquainted with the requisite hardware components and the special features of optical communication technology. They will know how to use the relevant measuring instruments and be able to independently verify the quality of an optical transmission path. Students will have an up-to-date knowledge of optical communications technology, the available optical components and developments in the field of integrated optics.

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Module content:
1.Nonlinear effects in optical waveguides
  Parametric four-wave mixing, self-phase modulation (SPM), cross-phase  
  modulation (XPM)
2.Noise in optical systems
3.Structure and operating principles of optical components
4.Integrated optics
5.Fibre-optic transmission systems
6.Optical measurement technology

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture notes, video projector, laboratory work

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Recommended or required reading:
Agrawal, G.: Nonlinear Fiber Optics, Academic Press, 2001
Voges, E., Petermann, K.: Optische Kommunikationstechnik, Handbuch für Wissenschaft und Industrie, Springer, 2002
Razavi, B.:  Design of Integrated Circuits for Optical Communications McGraw Hill Engineering, 2003
Derickson, D.: Fiber Optic Test and Measurement, Prentice Hall
Unger, H.-G.: Optische Nachrichtentechnik, Hüthig, 1993

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