Fundamentals of Communication Systems, Information Theory, Antennas, Telecommunications Networks and Systems.
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.
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.
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.
Henrique José Almeida da Silva
Computational practical assignments: 20.0%
Practical laboratory work: 20.0%
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.