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Spring 2016-2017
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

Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Take Home Mid term Exam - 25%
Oral Presentation(s) - 5%
Problem set(s) - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 10%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42297 L01 08:30:00 am - 09:50:00 am T Th   Friend Center   008   Enrolled:11 Limit:50
42298 B01 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F113   Enrolled:7 Limit:25
42299 B02 07:30:00 pm - 08:50:00 pm W   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F113   Enrolled:4 Limit:25