CE723 Light Wave Communication

Course Name: 

CE723 Light Wave Communication


M.Tech (CE)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-1-0) 4


Importance of OFC; Light wave propagation in dielectric slab waveguides, Ray Theory, Numerical aperture, SI and GI waveguides, channel waveguides. Optical fibers: Types, fabrication techniques, attenuation, dispersion, Modes in SI and GI , DSF, DFF, PM fibers, plastic fibers, fiber bundles, connectors, couplers, power splitters etc. Optical Sources and detectors: Review of PN junction diodes, LEDs, Laser Diodes, Noise sources; Photo-detectors: PIN and APD design, Noise characteristics, Modulation of LEDs/LDs, drive circuits for LDs & PDs., high speed operation. OFC Systems: Simple networks and their analysis, BER calculations, WDM principle and techniques. Optical TDM etc, long haul DWDM. EDFAs and their applications to OFC. Optical Fiber Sensors. Coherent detection in OFC


G.P. Agarwal, Fiber Optic Communication Systems, John Wiley 1997
Senior J., Optical fiber communications, Principles & Practice, PHI,1992
Keiser G., Optical fiber communications, McGraw-Hill, 1999
A Selvarajan, S.Kar, T Srinivas, Optical Fiber Communications, TMH, 2002
William B. Jones, Introduction to optical fiber communication systems, OUP, 1998

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