M.E. Electronics & Comm. Engg:Optical Networks

Thapar University
In Patiala

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  • Master
  • Patiala

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Course programme

First Semester

Advanced Digital signal Processing
Advanced Optical Communication Systems
Research Methodology
Digital VLSI Design
Microelectronics Technology

Second Semester

Advanced Solid State Devices
Advanced Communication Techniques
Hardware Description Languages

Third Semester

CDMA and GSM Systems
Thesis (starts)

Fourth Semester


Optical Networks

Introduction: Review of optical Technology, Overview of the architectures and principles of optical systems and networks; Access networks; LANS, WANS & MANS; SONET, SDH and ATM. Fundamental principles of laser operation, Characteristics of coherent and incoherent radiation. Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction theory. Fourier transforming properties of lenses. Spatial filtering and optical information processing. Holography.

Components for optical networks: Fused fibre devices such as couplers ,WDMs and WFCs; filters and WDMs such as interference filters, Fabry Perot etalons and Bragg gratings; optical isolators; integrated optic modulators and switches, Circulators; wavelength converters, Dispersion Compensating techniques.

Wavelength routing and access networks: Node design, the routing and wavelength assignment problem (RWA), virtual topology, Optical access architecture, fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC), hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) approaches, future trends. Photonic Packet Switching: Optical time division multiplexing (OTDM), photonic switching node design, broadcast OTDM networks.

Optical amplifiers (EDFAs and SOAs): Electronics Repeaters and their limitations, Principles of operation; gain characteristics; wavelength characteristics, crosstalk and wavelength conversion; noise characteristics and noise figure; characteristics of amplifiers cascades, Raman Amplifier.

Optically amplified links: Systems performance analysis and power budget analysis for BER.

Common optical systems and networks: Power budgets, issues of component specification and tolerances; PONs, BPONs, WDM systems, wavelength routing networks and all optically switched systems. Optical Fiber impairment issues like: higher order dispersion, fiber nonlinearities in optical systems and Networks, optical solitions.

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