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Fall 2018-2019
* ELE 458   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 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 will also provide lab demonstrations and visits to the Lightwave Communications Research Lab.

Sample reading list:
Govind Agrawal, Fiber Optic Communication Systems

Reading/Writing assignments:
Problem Sets; Research Paper.

Requirements/Grading:
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 First Year Undergraduates.

Website:  http://blackboard.princeton.edu

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22336 L01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm M W   Friend Center   006   Enrolled:9 Limit:50