COURSE UNIT TITLE

: OPTICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type Of Course D U L ECTS
EED 4022 OPTICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6

Offered By

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Level of Course Unit

First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)

Course Coordinator

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR METIN HÜSEYIN SABUNCU

Offered to

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Course Objective

1: To understand the principles of optical communications
2: To understand signal propagation in optical fibres
3: To understand the key components of a lightwave communication system
4: To understand the noise sources in optical communication
5: To learn the optical physics for the modeling of optical communication links
6: To learn about mathematical methods that help determine the bit error rate in terms of system parameters.
7: To be able to choose the components of a specific optical communication link

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit

1   Students will be able to analyze an optical communication link.
2   Students will be able to state the different components of an optical transmission link.
3   Students will be able to use different methods and devices for the detection and demodulation of light
4   Students will learn about photoconductors, photodiodes, phototransistors, and receiver systems
5   Students will be able to use obtained formulas for the optimization of fiber parameters for a communication system.

Mode of Delivery

Face -to- Face

Prerequisites and Co-requisites

None

Recomended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

Week Subject Description
1 Introduction to optical communication systems.
2 Review of Optics
3 Optical Waveguides
4 Characteristics of optical fibers
5 Optical sources and transmitters
6 Optical detectors and receivers
7 Midterm Exam
8 Optical amplifiers
9 Noise in optical communication.
10 Signal Detection.
11 Dispersion in optical communication systems.
12 Design considerations for an optical fibre link
13 Making the Optical link design
14 Building the link

Recomended or Required Reading

Optical Fiber COmmunication, Gerd Keiser
- Understanding Optical Communications, Dutton
- Fundamentals of Photonics, Saleh and Teich, Wiley, 2007
Referanslar:
- Introduction to Fiber Optics, Crisp, Elliott
- Photonics and Lasers, Quimby
- Hecht, Optics

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lecture, Homework, Exam

Assessment Methods

SORTING NUMBER SHORT CODE LONG CODE FORMULA
1 MTE MIDTERM EXAM
2 ASG ASSIGNMENT
3 FIN FINAL EXAM
4 FCG FINAL COURSE GRADE MTE * 0.30 + ASG * 0.20 + FIN * 0.50
5 RST RESIT
6 FCG FINAL COURSE GRADE MTE * 0.30 + ASG * 0.20 + RST * 0.50


*** Resit Exam is Not Administered in Institutions Where Resit is not Applicable.

Further Notes About Assessment Methods

None

Assessment Criteria

To be announced.

Language of Instruction

English

Course Policies and Rules

To be announced.

Contact Details for the Lecturer(s)

metin.sabuncu@deu.edu.tr

Office Hours

To be announced.

Work Placement(s)

None

Workload Calculation

Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Lectures 14 3 42
Preparations before/after weekly lectures 14 3 42
Preparing assignments 1 20 20
Preparation for midterm exam 1 15 15
Preparation for final exam 1 15 15
Final 1 3 3
Midterm 1 3 3
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours) 140

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

PO/LOPO.1PO.2PO.3PO.4PO.5PO.6PO.7PO.8PO.9PO.10PO.11PO.12PO.13
LO.15531333
LO.25531333
LO.35531333
LO.45531333
LO.555415535