ECET 4432 Fiber-optic Communications Systems
Prerequisite: ECET 3410
A detailed study of optical-wavelength communications systems . The underlying principles, requirements, and characteristics of optic sources, detectors, and dielectric wave-guides (fibers) are studied. Heavy emphasis is placed on systems analysis, including power budgets, bandwidth budgets, and signal-to-noise ratios. Recent advances in the area of fiber-optics will be covered, as well as emerging technologies and applications. Laboratory experiences supplement the classroom discussions.