Optical Communication and Computing

Optical Communication and ComputingHours: 3 0 3

Analysis and design of optical communication systems. Free-space, fiber-optic and turbulent atmospheric channels; modal representation of fields, Coherent and incoherent sources; modulation methods. Modelling and statistical analysis of photodetectors; thermal and shot noise, Direct and heterodyne detection; analog and digital transmission; signal-to-noise ratios; advanced applications.

Pre-requisites: ES376Co-requisites: None

Hours: XYZ where X = Lecture, Y = Lab, Z = Credit
All hours are per week.
3 Lab hours constitute 1 credit hour
1 credit hour implies 1 lecture of 50mins per academic week. 16 weeks in total.
Pre-Requisite courses are courses required to be completed before this course may be taken
Co-Requisite courses are courses required to be taken along with this course