Optical Networks

This course provides a broad introduction to optical networks. We review the fundamentals of optical communication technologies, the optical circuit and packet network technologies, and all optical packet switching networking. Topics include optical fiber system, optical networking technologies, PON, WDM networking, IP over WDM, OPS/OBS, and optical layer management technologies. (Prerequisite: EE441, EE520, EE527)



  • This course involves the fundamental principles for understanding and applying fiber optic technology to modern telecommunication systems. This course starts with a brief review of a telecommunication network and covers various aspects of fiber optic communication technology including the fundamentals of fiber optic waveguides, signal degradations, photodetection, optical receiver design, fiber optic link design, and amplified WDM systems.

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