Optical Transmission Systems

Year
4
Academic year
2014-2015
Code
02000807
Subject Area
Telecommunications
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Other Languages of Instruction
English
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
6.0
Type
Compulsory
Level
2nd Cycle Studies - Mestrado

Recommended Prerequisites

Fundamentals of Communication Systems, Information Theory, Antennas, Telecommunications Networks and Systems.

Teaching Methods

30 hours of theoretical lectures, 30 hours of practical laboratory sessions.

Laboratory/ practical work: characterization of optical fibres, devices (photodetectors, light emitting diodes and lasers) and photonic subsystems (transmitters and receivers); test of optical fibre transmission systems with intensity modulation and direct detection; computational simulation; case studies with Matlab.

Learning Outcomes

Detailed knowledge about devices and functional units used in transmission systems employing optical fibres, and about the methods and techniques used in the design of optical transmission systems.

After attending this curricular unit, the students should have acquired the fundamental scientific knowledge and technical skills required for the design and development of those systems, and should be capable of understanding and following the scientific and technological evolution in this domain.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

Functional structure and classification of optical transmission systems. Optical fibres. Optical transmitters. Optical receivers. Design of optical transmission systems with direct detection. Optical amplifiers. Optical transmission systems with multiple channels. Coherent optical transmission systems.

Head Lecturer(s)

Henrique José Almeida da Silva

Assessment Methods

Assessment
Computational practical assignments: 20.0%
Practical laboratory work: 20.0%
Exam: 30.0%
Frequency: 30.0%

Bibliography

Govind P. Agrawal, "Fiber-Optic Communication Systems", John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002.

Govind P. Agrawal, "Lightwave Technology – Telecommunication Systems", John Wiley & Sons, 2005.

Govind P. Agrawal, "Lightwave Technology – Components and Devices", John Wiley & Sons, 2004.