ECTS - Optical Communication Systems

Optical Communication Systems (EE406) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Optical Communication Systems EE406 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
EE 310 and EE 316
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, Drill and Practice.
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
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
  • Specify active and passive optical components for analog and digital links.
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, Power Launching and Coupling Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
5 Optical Sources, 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. Govind P. Agrawal, “Fiber-Optic Communication Systems”, 2nd ed., JohnWiley & Sons, Inc. (1997)

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 4
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 3
Toplam 8 37
Percentage of Semester Work 100
Percentage of Final Work 0
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
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project
Report
Homework Assignments 6 10 60
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 5 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 128