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EE426 - Fiber Optics

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  • COURSE INFORMATON

    Course Title

    Code

    Semester

    C +P + L  Hour

    Credits

    ECTS

    FIBER OPTICS

    EE 426

    7/8

    3 + 0 + 0

    3

    5

     

    Prerequisites

     

    Language of Instruction

    English

    Course Level

    Undergraduate

    Course Type

    Technical Elective

    Course Coordinator

    Cahit Canbay

    Instructors

    Cahit Canbay

    Assistants

    İlhami Ünal

    Goals

    Students will be able to learn developments in optical fiber technology, advantages, disadvantages and classification of optical fibers. They will also learn about the influence of the development process to the national and international communication policies, as well as the fundamental operating principles of sources such as LASER, LED, LD used for fiber optic communication, and also receivers such as Photodiodes, APD. They will learn fabrication techniques, dielectric materials used for fiber optic cables; and also fiber optic cable construction, mechanical and environmental protection methods of the fiber optic cables. They will also investigate the propagation of electromagnetic waves inside optical waveguides. Starting from Maxwell’s equations, students will be able to analyze the modes inside the fiber optic waveguides. They will discuss which modes should be used for different purposes and learn to design fiber optic system link, including the parameters such as data speed requirements, link distances, attenuation, cable routes, transmitter power, receiver sensitivity, fiber link losses, margin computations, etc. They will also learn modulation and multiplexing techniques used in fiber optic systems.

    Content

    Electromagnetic (EM) review for optical fibers. Technological development and classification of fiber optic cables, communication technologies. Influence of the development process to the national and international communication policies. Sources used in fiber optic communication (LASER, LED, LD), Receivers (Photodiodes, APD). Structural properties of the fiber optic cables, Fabrication processes. EM propagation and mode analysis in the planar and the cylindrical fiber optic waveguides, Maxwell approximation, Quantum approximation. Design of the fiber optic systems. Reliable fiber optic systems. Multiplexing in fiber optic communication, Modulation techniques. Electro Optic Modulators.

     

    Learning Outcomes

    Program Outcomes

    Teaching Methods

    Assessment Methods

    1)Be able to apply given mathematical background to the engineering problems

    1,2

    1

    A,D

    2) Be able to know developments in optical fiber technology, advantages, disadvantages and classification of optical fibers

    1,2,3,7,11,12

    1,3

    A,D

    3) Be able to know the influence of the development process to the national and international communication policies, as well as the fundamental operating principles of sources such as LASER, LED, LD used for fiber optic communication, and also receivers such as Photodiodes, APD

    1,2,3,7,11,12

    1,3

    A,D

    4) Be able to know fabrication techniques, dielectric materials used for fiber optic cables; and also fiber optic cable construction, mechanical and environmental protection methods of the fiber optic cables

    1,2,3,7,11,12

    1

    A,D

    5) Be able to know the propagation of electromagnetic waves inside optical waveguides, as well as different modes inside the fiber

    1,2,3,7,11,12

    1,3

    A,D

    6) Be able to design fiber optic system link, including the parameters such as data speed requirements, link distances, attenuation, cable routes, transmitter power, receiver sensitivity, fiber link losses, margin computations, etc.

    1,2,3,7,11,12

    1,3

    A,D

    7) Be able to know modulation and multiplexing techniques used in fiber optic systems

    1,2,3,7,11,12

    1,3

    A,D

    8) Be able to present individual homeworks by each student as oral

    6,7,8,9,10,11,12

    1,3

    D

    9) Ability to realize that the exams are tools for learning.

    9,10

    1

    A

    10) Ability to evaluate and grade the oral presentations of homeworks of  other students.

    10,11

    1

    D

     

    Teaching Methods:

    1: Lecture, 2: Problem Solving, 3: Simulation, 4: Seminar, 5: Interdisciplinary group working, 6: Laboratory, 7: Term research paper, 8: Guest Speaker, 9: Sample Project Review

    Assessment Methods:

    A: Exam, B: Quiz, C: Experiment, D: Homework, E: Project

     

     

     

    COURSE CONTENT

    Week

    Topics

    Study Materials

    1

    Introduction, review of electromagnetic field theory

    Course Book

    2

    Electromagnetic (EM) review for optical fibers    

    Course Book

    3

    Technological development and classification of fiber optic cables and communication technology, Influence of the development process to the national and international communication policies.

    Course Book

    4

    Technological development and classification of fiber optic cables and communication technology, Influence of the development process to the national and international communication policies.

            

    Course Book

    5

    Sources used for fiber optic communication (LASER, LED, LD), Receivers (Photodiodes, APD)

            

    Course Book

    6

    Mid-term I                       

    Course Book

    7

    Structural properties of the fiber optic cables, Fabrication process     

    Course Book

    8

    EM propagation and mode analysis in the planar and the cylindrical fiber optic waveguides              

    Course Book

    9

    EM propagation and mode analysis in the planar and the cylindrical fiber optic waveguides     

            

    Course Book

    10

    EM propagation and mode analysis in the planar and the cylindrical fiber optic waveguides     

    Course Book

    11

    Design of the fiber optic systems

    Course Book

    12

    Mid-term II

    Course Book

    13

    Multiplexing in fiber optic communication, Modulation techniques

    Course Book

    14

    Homework Presentations

    Course Book

     

    RECOMMENDED SOURCES

    Textbook

    Introduction to Optical Fibers, Allen H. Cherin, McGraw Hill College Div, 1983.

    Additional Resources

    * Optical Waveguide Theory, Allan W. Snyder and John D. Love,London; New York : Chapman and Hall, 1983.

     

    * Theory of Dielectric Optical Waveguides, Dietrich Marcuse, New York: Academic Press, 1991.

     

    * Elements of Optoelectronics and Fiber Optics, Chin-Lin Chen, a Times Mirror Higher Education Group, 1996.

     

    * Fundamentals of Optical Waveguides, Katsunari Okamoto,Academic Press, 2000.

     

    * Practical Fiber Optics, David Bailey and Edwin Wright, Elsevier, 2003.

     

    * Fiber Optic Communications, Joseph C. Palais, 4th Ed., Prentice Hall, 1998.

     

    * Optical Fiber Communications, Gerd Keiser, 3rd Ed., McGraw Hill Int. Eds., 2000.

     

    MATERIAL SHARING

    Documents

    Assignments

    Each student has unique homework. Since students are supposed to accomplish their oral presentations, separately, other students will be able to learn ans see the solutions of other homeworks, too.

    Exams

    Questions and Answers of Mid-terms

     

     

     

    ASSESSMENT

    IN-TERM STUDIES

    NUMBER

    PERCENTAGE

    Mid-terms

    2

    66.6

    Homework

    1

    33.3

    Total

     

    100

    CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

     

    40

    CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

     

    60

    Total

     

    100

     

    COURSE CATEGORY

    Expertise/Field Courses

     

    COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM

    No

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Contribution

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    1

    Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve engineering problems.

    X

    2

    Ability to identify, formulate, and solve Electrical and Electronics Engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

    X

    3

    Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.

    X

    4

    Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.

    5

    Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating engineering problems

    6

    Ability to access information; For this purpose ability to perform database searching and conduct literature review.

    X

    7

    Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually.

    X

    8

    Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language.

    X

    9

    Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.

    X

    10

    Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility.

    X

    11

    Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.

    X

    12

    Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.

     

     

     

    X

     

     

     

    ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Activities

    Quantity

    Duration (Hour)

    Total Workload (Hour)

    Course Duration

    12

    3

    36

    Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

    14

    4

    56

    Mid-terms

    2

    2

    4

    Homework

    14

    2

    28

    Final examination

    1

    2

    2

    Total Work Load

    126

    Total Work Load / 25 (h)

    5.04

    ECTS Credit of the Course

    5

  • Syllabus
  • Course Outline:

    Electromagnetic (EM) review for optical fibers. Technological development and classification of fiber optic cables, communication technologies. Influence of the development process to the national and international communication policies. Sources used in fiber optic communication (LASER, LED, LD), Receivers (Photodiodes, APD). Structural properties of the fiber optic cables, Fabrication processes. EM propagation and mode analysis in the planar and the cylindrical fiber optic waveguides, Maxwell approximation, Quantum approximation. Design of the fiber optic systems. Reliable fiber optic systems. Multiplexing in fiber optic communication, Modulation techniques. Electro Optic Modulators.