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Spring 2013-2014
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

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.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42688 L01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm T Th   Friend Center   008   Enrolled:15 Limit:50
44428 B01 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F110   Enrolled:7 Limit:25
44429 B02 07:30:00 pm - 08:50:00 pm W   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F110   Enrolled:8 Limit:25
44430 B99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled