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Area/Catalogue
EEET 4046

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
013400

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Engineering

Course aim

To appraise the fundamentals of guided wave optics, opto-electronic devices, and communication principles in order to design fibre optic communication systems.

Course content

Electromagnetic theory of guided waves: Maxwell's equations, ray optics, wave optics. Optical fibres: mode analysis, solutions for step-index fibre, dispersion and losses, graded-index fibre, single-mode fibre, fibre manufacture, cables and components, connectors, joints and couplers, fibre transducers. Optical sources: laser principles, semiconductor junction lasers, light emitting diodes, fibre interface, couplings, laser safety. Detectors: avalanche photo-diode, pin photo-diode. Electro-optic devices and Integrated optics. Fibre communications: digital transmission requirements, pulse dispersion, fibre bandwidth, rise-times, optical transmitters, regenerators, system losses, rise-time calculations, performance standards, design of digital fibre systems. 

Textbook(s)

Khare, R.P. 2004, Fiber Optics and Optoelectronics, Oxford

Keiser, G. 2000, Optical Fibre Communications (alternative textbook - a copy is available on short term loan in the library.), 3, McGraw-Hill

Prerequisite(s)

Physics of Materials and Technology [PHYS 2002] is assumed knowledge.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 11 weeks
Practical 2 hours x 11 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Continuous assessment N/A 30% N/A
Practical 2000 words and 30% 20 minute presentation
Examination N/A 40% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
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