|Catalog Data||ECEN 4116 (3). Introduction to Optical Communications. Given data rates, distance, reliability or bit error rates, the information required to specify the type of fiber, the source, the wave length, type of modulation, repeater or optical amplifiers, and detectors will be presented.|
|Credits and Design||3 credit hours. Elective course.|
|Prerequisite(s)||ECEN 3400, Electromagnetic Fields and Waves|
|Textbook||Palais, Joseph, Optical Fiber Communications, 5th Ed., 2005.|
|Course Objectives||The goal of this course is to present the information required to design optical communications systems. These are the major systems for transmitting voice, data, and video over long distances. This subject is important for many telecommunications students and a significant fraction of electrical engineering students.|
Last revised: 08-02-11, PM, ARP.