ECE 465-466 Class Calendar

 

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Classes Begin

 

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Introduction to Class

Syllabus

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Review of EM and Optics

Notes

 

 

 

 

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LABOR DAY

NO CLASSES

 

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Polarization, Boundary Conditions, Attenuation

Notes

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Lab 1

Introduction to Optical Fiber: Handling, Preparation, Splicing, and Patch Cables

 

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Modes in Dielectric Slab Waveguides

Notes

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Optical Fibers (Cylindrical Waveguides)

Notes

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Lab 2

Basic Fiber Measurements

62.5um data sheet 50um data sheet SMF-28 data sheet OTDR Quick Guide

 

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Group Velocity, Modal Dispersion, and Multimode Fibers

Notes

Matlab Mode Solver

Mathematica Mode Solver

V-Number Mode Cutoffs

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Project #1. Due in 2 weeks, Fri. Sept. 29.

 

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Graded Index Fibers. Higher Order Modes and Orbital Angular Momentum.

Notes

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Lab 3

Multimode Fibers

 

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Chromatic and Waveguide Dispersion. Total Dispersion and Single Mode Fibers. Pulse Propagation.

Notes

Matlab code instructions

Matlab subroutine for index of SiO2

Matlab subroutine for index of GeO2

Matlab mode solver, type in your own NA

Matlab mode solver, calculates based on composition

Full Mathematica mode solver. Calculates total dispersion and includes chromatic dispersion.

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LEDs, Laser Diodes, Modulators.

Notes

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Lab 4

Single Mode Fiber

SMF-28 data sheet
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Spectra, Modulation, Dispersion, and Fiber Coupling.

Notes

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October 2017
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Review of Fibers and Putting it all Together.

Dispersion Managment and Compensation.

Notes

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NO LAB

 

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Detectors, P-N Junctions, Detector Types.

Notes

 

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Project #2. Due in 2 weeks, Fri. Oct. 20.

 

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Shot Noise, Entropy, Thermal Noise, Band-Limited Noise.

Notes

Derivation of Shot Noise

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Lab 5

Transmitters

 

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Source and Amplifier Noise. Other Noises.

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Review of Linear Systems. The Optical Channel.

Notes

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Lab 6

Receivers and Noise.

HP PiN Receiver Data Sheet

 

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Multiplexing and System Architectures.

Notes

Using the Impulse Response of Fiber

Gloge et al paper

 

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Probability of Error and Bit Error Rate

Notes

 

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Lab 7

Noise Limited Fiber Optic Links.

 

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Standards and Mask Testing

Notes

Some Standards.

Tektronix Description of SONET.

Tektronix SONET Packet Standards.

SONET

 

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Project #3. Due in 2 weeks, Fri. Nov. 10.

Final Project Requirements

Final Project Proposals Due Thurs. Nov. 2. Class Discussion.

 

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Modulation Types (ASK, FSK, PSK) and Receiver Models

Notes

 

 

     

 

November 2017
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Lab 8

Links With Intersymbol Interference.

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Modulation Types (ASK, FSK, PSK) and Receiver Models.

Notes

Final Project Proposals Due Today.

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System Impairments

Notes

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NO LAB

 

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System Impairments

Notes

 

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Passive Comonents, Isolators, Couplers, etc.

Notes

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Lab 9

Jitter and Mask Testing.

Compliance Testing With the DCA.

 

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Active Components, Fiber Amplifiers.

Notes

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Thanksgiving Vacation

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Thanksgiving Vacation

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Thanksgiving Vacation

 

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Thanksgiving Vacation

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Thanksgiving Vacation

 

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Thanksgiving Vacation

 

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Thanksgiving Vacation

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Thanksgiving Vacation

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Thanksgiving Vacation

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Network Architectures

Notes

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Lab 10

Bit Error Rate Testing.

 

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Integrated Optical Systems.

Notes

 

 

 

 

 

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Review

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Lab 11

Optical Amplifiers.

 

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Final Project Presentations.

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Final Project Presentations.

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NO LAB

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READING DAY

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FINAL EXAMS BEGIN

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