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Spring 2011-2012
ELE 454   No Audit

Photonics and Light Wave Communications

Paul R. Prucnal

This course provides a working knowledge of the components comprising fiber-optic networks, which form the backbone of today's communication networks, including the global internet, 4G wireless, home access (e.g., FiOS), and data center networks. The operation of lasers, fiber optics and optical routers will be discussed, as will current applications such as fiber to the home, the broadband wireless-optical interface, all-optical switching, signal processing and computing, and security in fibers. The course provides hands-on lab experience with fiber measurements and splicing, and frequent visits to the fiber optics lab and demonstrations.

Sample reading list:
Govind Agrawal, Fiber Optic Communication Systems

Reading/Writing assignments:
Problem Sets; Research Paper Review

Requirements/Grading:
Other Exam - 10%
Take Home Mid term Exam - 20%
Take Home Final Exam - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Problem set(s) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Website:  http://blackboard.princeton.edu

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42087 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T Th   Engineering Quad B-Wing   B205   Enrolled:20 Limit:50