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Graduate Record 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

ECE 6785 - Optical Communications

Effective Start Date: 03/01/2009
This course covers the basics of optical communications. The first part of the course is spent describing optical devices including the LED, laser, optical fiber, PIN photodiode, APD detectors, optical amplifiers, modulators, etc. Characteristics of devices and their effect on the overall system are discussed. The second part of the course is devoted to system design and analysis. The emphasis is on modulation/demodulation and channel control methods, defining performance measures, and describing network architectures. Common applications of optical communications are then discussed. This course is intended to complement training in communications and in optics. Prerequisites: ECE 3750 and APMA 3100.

Credits: 3
Grading Basis: Student Option