Electrical and Computer EngineeringECE 230 Optical Fiber Communication

Components and system design of optical fiber communication. Topics include step-index fibers, graded-index fibers, fiber modes, single-mode fibers, multimode fibers, dispersion, loss mechanics, fiber fabrication, light-emission processes in semiconductors, light-emitting diodes, laser diodes, modulation response, source-fiber coupling, photodetectors, receivers, receiver noise and sensitivity, system design, power budget and rise-time budget, fiber-optic networks (FDDI, SONET, etc.), wavelength division multiplexing (WDM). Students cannot receive credit for this course and ECE 130. (Formerly EE 230.)

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall

Instructor

Ahmet Yanik

Repeatable for credit

Yes