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Course number and title: EE274 Fiber Optic System Design
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: B. Jalali (
Course type: Lecture
Required or Elective: A Physical and Wave Electronics Area course.
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 3 hrs/week
Outside Study: 9 hrs/week
Office Hours: 2 hrs/week
Course Assessment:
Homework: several homework assignments.
Project Reports: 1 term paper and presentation.
Exams: 1 final examination.
Grading Policy: Typically, 20% homework assignments, 30% final examination, 50% term paper and presentation.
Course Prerequisites: EE174DL and/or 174
Catalog Description: Top-down introduction to physical layer design in fiber optic communication systems, including Telecom, Datacom, and CATV. Fundamentals of digital and analog optical communication systems, fiber transmission characteristics, and optical modulation techniques, including direct and external modulation and computer-aided design. Architectural-level design of fiber-optic transceiver circuits, including preamplifier, quantizer, clock and data recovery, laser driver, and predistortion circuits.  
Textbook and any related course material:
G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd edition, Academic Press 1995.
R. Rajiv Ramaswami and K. N. Sivarajan, Optical Networks: A Paractical Perspective, 2nd Edition, Morgan Kaufman, 2001.
G. Keiser, Optical Fiber Communications, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill, 2000.
G. P. Agrawal, Fiber-Optic Communication Systems, Wiley, NY, 1997.
Course Website
Topics covered in the course:
Overview of telecommunication networks.
Dispersion in optical fiber.
Nonlinearities in optical fiber.
Electronic Dispersion Compensation.
Bit error rate and eye diagrams.
Receiver sensitivity.
Optical amplifiers.
Will this course involve computer assignments? NO Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? NO

:: Last modified: September 2007 by B. Jalali ::

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