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Course Postgraduate
Semester Sem. II
Subject Code PH621
Subject Title Guided Wave Optics


Basic characteristic of Optical Fiber Waveguides – Ray theory- Acceptance angle, Numerical aperture,skew rays - Electromagnetic Modes in Planar waveguides and Cylindrical Waveguides, Goos-Haenchen shift - Step index and Graded index Fibers- Single Mode and multimode fibers Dispersion in single mode fibers- dispersion induced limitations- dispersion management, Fiber lossesattenuation coefficient, Nonlinear optical effects-SRS, SBS, SPM - modal birefringence and polarization maintaining fibers Measurement Methods in Optical Fibers – attenuation, refractive index profile, numerical aperture pulse dispersion and bandwidth, cutoff wavelength, bending loss, mode field diameter birefringencemeasurements, OTDR Coupled mode theory and applications- coupling equations, degenerate and non-degenerate mode coupling, coupling between optical source to waveguide, fiber to fiber joints, fiber splicing, optical fiber connector between waveguides Optical Fiber Amplifiers- Optical amplification, Erbium doped Fiber Amplifier, Fiber Raman Amplifier,Wide band amplifiers. Optical integrated circuits.

Text Books

Same as Reference


1. Introduction to Fiber Optics, Ghatak and Thyagarajan, Cambridge University Press (2009)

2. Foundations for Guided wave Optics, Chin-Lin Chen, John Wiley and Sons (2007)

3. Optical Fiber Communications, Gerd Keiser, Fourth Edition, Tata McGraw Hill (2008)Optical Fiber communications, J M Senior, Prentice Hall of India (1994)

4. Fundamentals of Optoelectronics, C R Pollock, Irwin Inc., (1995)

5. Fiber Optic communications systems, G P Agrawal, Third Edition, Wiley Interscience (2002)

6. Integrated Optics-Theory and Technology, R G Hunsperger, Sixth edition, Springer (2009)

7. Photonics-Optical Electronics in Modern communications, A Yariv and P Yeh, Sixth edition,Oxford University Press (2007)