ECE 465-466 Class Calendar

 

August 2017
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Classes Begin

 

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Introduction to Class

Syllabus

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Review of EM and Optics

Notes

 

 

 

 

September 2017
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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

 

14

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.

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Lab 4

Single Mode Fiber.

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Spectra, Modulation, Dispersion, and Fiber Coupling.

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October 2017
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Review of Fibers and Putting it all Together.

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NO LAB

 

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Detectors, P-N Junctions, Detector Types.

 

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Shot Noise, Entropy, Thermal Noise, Band-Limited 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. Fiber as a Linear System and Channel Models.

 

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Lab 6

Receivers and Noise.

 

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Multiplexing and System Architectures.

 

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Intensity Modulation, Pulse Propagation and ISI.

 

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Lab 7

Noise Limited Fiber Optic Links.

 

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Error Estimation and Detection.

 

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Error Estimation and Detection.

 

 

     

 

November 2017
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Lab 8

Links With Intersymbol Interference.

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

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Eye Diagrams, Mask Testing, Standards.

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NO LAB

 

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Detection and Component Impairments.

 

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System Level Impairments and Improvement of the BER.

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Lab 9

Jitter and Mask Testing.

 

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Passive Comonents, Isolators, Couplers, etc.

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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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Active Components, Fiber Amplifiers, Modulators.

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Lab 10

Bit Error Rate Testing.

 

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Integrated Optical Systems.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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