COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Optical Communication
Course Code: 
15ECE353
Year Taught: 
2015
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Optical Communication' is an elective course offered for the B. Tech. (Bachelor of Technology) in Electronics and Communication Engineering at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Introduction - Ray theory transmission - Electromagnetic mode theory for optical propagation - Cylindrical fibers - Single-mode fibers – Attenuation - Material absorption losses in silica glass fibers - Linear and nonlinear scattering losses - Fiber bend losses - Chromatic and intermodal dispersion.

Unit 2

Optical detectors: Introduction - Device types - Optical detection principles – Absorption -Quantum efficiency – Responsivity - Long-wavelength cutoff - Semiconductor photodiodes with and without internal gain.

Unit 3

Link design - System degradation and power penalty - Measurements on fiber optic systems – SONET – EDFA - WDM components and networks.

TEXTBOOKS

  1. John M Senior, “Optical Fiber Communication, Principles and Practice”, Third Edition, Prentice Hall, 2009.

REFERENCES

  1. Gerd Keiser, “Optical Fiber Communication”, Fourth Edition, MGH, 2008.
  2. Joseph C. Palais, “Fiber Optic Communications”, Fourth Edition, Pearson Education, 2004.
  3. C. Siva Ram Murthy and Mohan Gurusamy, “WDM Optical Networks: Concepts, Design,andAlgorithms”Prentice-Hall, 2002.