Optical Fiber Transmission Systems

Code 3.2.3366.8
Semester 8th
Flow T - Electromagnetic Waves and Telecommunication
Category Obligatory by selection
Credits 4
Class Hours - Lab Hours 2 - 1
Lecturers Hercules Avramopoulos
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Overview of optical fiber transmission systems and basic principles of optical fiber transmission.Overview of signal degradation due to linear and nonlinear fiber transmission effects. Signal quality evaluation techniques and metrics for quantitative signal assessment. Description of optical amplifiers:gain and noise. Design and assembly of erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA). Design of optical fiber transmission links with dispersion management and optical signal-to-noise (OSNR) optimization using optical amplifier chains. Optical signal modulation: description of main modulation formats (amplitude/phase) and higher-order modulation formats. Coherent transmission systems: basic principles, transmitter and coherent receiver designs and digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms. Design and realization of digital equalization algorithms in Matlab for carrier recovery in coherent detection systems.