Department of Informatics and Telematics

Optical Communications

ΕΠ11 - Optical Communications

General Information

School: Digital Technology

Department: Informatics and Telematics

Level: Undergraduate

Course Title: Optical Communications

Course id: ΕΠ11

Type: Core Course 

Semester: 6

Teaching and Examination Language: Greek

Is the course offered in Erasmus: Yes

Course web-page: https://eclass.hua.gr/courses/DIT126/

Activities

Lectures (Theory): 3,0

Lab lectures: 0,0

ECTS credits: 5,0

Learning Outcomes

The aim of the course is to get acquainted with the technologies of optical transmission of information. The main learning outcomes of the course are the following:
    • To acquaint students with basic concepts of optical communications.
    • To offer an in-depth analysis of the parameters of optical fibers.
    • To acquaint students with the structural optical elements and the effect of these parameters on telecommunication links.
    • To acquaint students with the basic optical network architectures in the backbone and access network.
    • To offer a coherent introduction to topics related to FTTH.

General Skills

- Independent work
- Team work

Course Content

1. Ιστορική  Εξέλιξη  των  Οπτικών  Επικοινωνιών. 
2. Η  οπτική  ίνα  ως  μέσο  διάδοσης. 
3. Είδη οπτικών  ινών. 
4. Τεχνολογίες οπτικών  πομπών  (LASER/LED),  οπτικών  ενισχυτών  (EDFA/SOA/Raman), 
5. οπτικά φίλτρα  (τύπου  Bragg,  AWG,  λεπτών  στρωμάτων  κτλ), 
6. φωτοδέκτες (PIN/χιονοστιβάδας). 
7. Τεχνικές  αντιστάθμισης  διασποράς  και  μη  γραμμικότητας.
8. Σχεδίαση Οπτικών Ζεύξεων.
9. Ολοκληρωμένα Αμιγώς Οπτικά Κυκλώματα.
10. Πολυπλεξία Μήκους  Κύματος  (WDM)  και  σχήματα  διαμόρφωσης. 
11. Δρομολόγηση  και  πολλαπλή προσπέλαση στα δίκτυα WDM.
12. Μητροπολιτικά οπτικά και οπτικά  δίκτυα  πρόσβασης. 
13. Ασύρματα  Οπτικά  Δίκτυα  εσωτερικού  και  εξωτερικού χώρου.

Learning and Teaching Methods - Evaluation

Teaching methods: face-to-face

Use of ICT: 

eclass, youtube channel

Course Organization

 

Activity

Semester work load

Lectures

39,0

Lab exercises

20,0

Individual of group projects

0,0

Lab report preparation

0,0

Thesis 

10,0

Independent Study

56,0

Total

125

Assessment

Final written examination (100%)

Literature

1.  Emmanuel Rosencher, Borge Vinter “Optoelectronics”,Cambridge University Press
2. Safa Kasap, Optoelectronics and Photonics: Principles and Practices
3. Jhurgen H. Franz   Virander K. Jain  Optical Communications Components and Systems, CRC Press

 

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