Optical Communications (EE539) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Optical Communications EE539 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
-
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kemal Efe Eseller
Course Assistants
Course Objectives • Introduce the components of an optical communications system and to describe typical systems which employ optical techniques. • Enable students to gain theoretical and practical background in both physics and engineering aspects of fiber optic communications, including the fundamental principle of light propagation in optical fibers and waveguides, the critical components of fiber optic networks, and fiber optical network systems. • Select emitters and detectors appropriate to a given communications application. • Specify active and passive optical components for analog and digital links.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Identify the main parameters of laser diodes, optical fiber, and optical receivers, and analyze how different structures and materials influence the parameters of these components
  • Analyze the operation of LEDs, laser diodes, and PIN photodetectors (spectral properties, bandwidth, and circuits) and apply in optical systems.
  • Explain the principles of, compare and contrast single- and multi-mode optical fiber characteristics
  • Analyze and design optical communication
  • Derive solutions for how non-linearity and dispersion affect the propagation of data signals in optical fiber, and apply these solutions to analyze the maximum data rate and transmission distance of optical transmission links.
  • Determine the various parameters of an optical receiver that affect Bit-Error-Rate
  • Identify the different type of networking configurations that may be used in an optical network and analyze how component selection effects network design.
  • Design a basic optical communication systems and analyze how it performance would be effected by the various components used in the system design
  • Implement a wavelength division multiplexed systems and formulate how altering the parameters of the components used would change system capacity.
  • Optical fiber structures, waveguiding and fabrication, attenuation, signal distortion, mode coupling, LEDs and LASERs, power launching and coupling, photo detectors, optical receivers, point- to –point links, line coding, coherent optical systems, photonic switching, unguided optical communication systems
Course Content Optical fiber structures, waveguiding and fabrication, attenuation, signal distortion, mode coupling, LEDs and LASERs, power launching and coupling, photo detectors, optical receivers, point-to-point links, line coding, coherent optical systems, photonic switching, unguided optical communication systems.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Overview of Optical Fiber Communication Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
2 Optical Fibers: Structures, Waveguiding Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
3 Signal Degradation in Optical Fibers Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
4 Optical Sources Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
5 Power Launching and Coupling Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
6 Photodetectors Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
7 Optical Receiver Operation Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
8 Optical Receiver Operation Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
9 Digital Transmission Systems Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
10 Analog Systems Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
11 WDM Concepts and Components Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
12 Optical Amplifiers Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
13 Optical Networks Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
14 Measurement Standards, Eye patterns, attenuation, dispersion measurements. Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
15 Final examination period Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
16 Final examination period Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture

Sources

Course Book 1. Gerd Keiser, 'Optical Fiber Communications' third edition, McGraw-Hill (2000)
Other Sources 2. Senior, J.M., "Optical Fiber Communications: Principles and Practice", Prentice-Hall, 2nd Edition (1992)
3. Ajoy Ghatak and K. Thyagarajan, “Introduction to Fiber Optics”, Cambridge University Press, New York (1998)

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 25
Presentation - -
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 25
Toplam 9 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to apply knowledge on Mathematics, Science and Engineering to advanced systems.
2 Implementing long-term research and development studies in major areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
3 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications.
4 Graduating researchers active on innovation and entrepreneurship.
5 Ability to report and present research results effectively.
6 Increasing the performance on accessing information resources and on following recent developments in science and technology.
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
8 Increasing the performance on effective communications in both Turkish and English.
9 Increasing the performance on project management.
10 Ability to work successfully at project teams in interdisciplinary fields.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 20 20
Report
Homework Assignments 5 5 25
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 3 6
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 5 5
Total Workload 132