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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AVR867
Subject Title Optoelectronics and Fiber Optic Communication


Planar Optical Waveguides: Wave propagation in planar optical waveguides, ray theory, electromagnetic mode theory, phase and group velocity, dispersion.

Optical Fibre Waveguides: Wave propagation in cylindrical fibres, modes and mode coupling, step and graded index fibres, single-mode fibres.

Transmission Characteristics of Fibres: Attenuation, material absorption and scattering loss, bend loss, intra-modal and inter-modal dispersion in step and graded fibres, overall dispersion in single and multi-mode fibres.

Optical Fibre Connection: Optical fiber cables, stability of characteristics, fibre alignment; Fibre splices, connectors, couplers.

Optical Sources: Absorption and emission of radiation, population inversion and laser oscillation, p-n junction, recombination and diffusion, stimulated emission and lasing, hetero-junctions, single-frequency injection lasers and their characteristics, light emitting diode structures and their characteristics.

Optical Detectors: Optical detection principles, p-n, p-i-n, and avalanche photodiodes.

Optical Communication System: System description and design considerations of an optical fibre communication system, noise in detection process, power budgeting, rise time budgeting, maximum transmission distance.

Optical networks: WDM concepts and principles, basic networks, SONET/SDH, broadcast-and-select WDM networks, wavelength-routed networks, nonlinear effects on network performance, performance of WDM & EDFA systems; Solitons; Optical CDMA.

Text Books
  1. Senior, J.M., “Optical Fiber Communications”, 2nd Ed., Prentice-Hall of India. 1999
  2. Keiser, G., “Optical Fiber Communications,” 3rd Ed., McGraw-Hill. 2000
  3. Ghatak, A. and Thyagarajan, K., “Introduction to Fiber Optics”, Cambridge University Press. 1999
  4. Cheo, P.K., "Fiber Optics and Optoelectronics", 2nd Ed., Prentice-Hall. 1990
  5. Govar, J., "Optical Communication Systems", 2nd Ed., Prentice-Hall of India. 1996
  6. Snyder, A.W. and Love, J.D., "Optical Waveguide Theory", Chapman & Hall. 1983.

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