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EE 230

Optical Fiber Communications

Winter 2006

Description Components and system design of optical fiber communication. Types of fibers, how they work, phenomena that degrade signals and how to mitigate them, light sources, detectors, amplifiers, networks, and systems. Lectures Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00-3:45 p.m., Social Sciences 2 room 167 Final Exam Monday, March 20, 4:00-7:00 p.m. Instructor Christopher R. Moylan 239A Engineering 2 9-5453 (650) 723-9518 Office hours: Thursdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Textbook K. Iizuka, Elements of Photonics, Volume II, Wiley (2002). The textbook has problems and solutions for each chapter. Students are expected to solve these problems on their own, and come to office hours for help if the solutions are unclear. Two additional textbooks are on one-day reserve at the Science and Engineering Library: G. Keiser, Optical Fiber Communications, third edition, McGraw-Hill (2000). G.P. Agrawal, Fiber-Optic Communication Systems, third edition, Wiley (2002). Required Web Reading Students are required to sign up for the weekly version of the Light Reading newsletter, by going to the web site and following the instructions. The articles in this weekly web publication will be discussed in class. Each student will give a report on one Light Reading article during the quarter. Graded Work There will be no midterm exam in this class. The course grade will be based on four homework assignments (40%), a final project (20%), the Light Reading report (10%), and the final exam (30%). The final project will cover a topic chosen by the student with consent of the instructor. It will be an in-class oral report explaining the physics and engineering of the topic in detail.


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