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Electronics (ELEC)

Department of Electronics
Faculty of Engineering

ELEC 4702 [0.5 credit]

Fiber Optic Communications

Fundamentals of optoelectronics with application to fiber optic communications. Optical fibre: modes, losses, dispersion, splices and coupling to sources. Optical sources: LEDs and laser diodes. Optical detectors: photoconductor, pin and avalanche photodiodes. Optical receiver design. Fiber optic communications systems: intensity modulation/direct detection; coherent homodyne or heterodyne detection.
Prerequisites: ELEC 3908 and ELEC 3909.
Lectures three hours a week, laboratory three hours alternate weeks.

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