Fiber Optic Technology

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BE2M17VOT Z,ZK 6 2P+2L English
Stanislav Zvánovec (guarantor), Matěj Komanec
Stanislav Zvánovec (guarantor), Daniel Dousek, Matěj Komanec, Dmytro Suslov, Jan Šístek
Department of Electromagnetic Field

The aim of the course is to introduce mechanisms of propagation of optical waves in optical fibers and fiber components. Furthermore, the optical measuring techniques and measuring methods for the characterization of optical fibers will be presented. Lectures include both the design and methodology of measuring transmission parameters for optical communication systems such as numerical aperture, attenuation, dispersion, and measurement of basic characteristics of active and passive elements of optical communication systems - connectors, splices, couplers, refractive indices etc.


An active attendance of seminars together with elaborated laboratory projects to be fulfilled to reach an assessment.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Basic concepts and definitions, optical fibers

2. Modal structure, evanescent wave, measurement of optical fiber waveguides, excitation conditions, modal filter, measuring of numerical aperture

3. Optical spectrum analyzers

4. Measurement of the rise time and the transmission characteristics of optical transmission system, advanced measurements with OTDR

5. Measuring of dispersion properties of fibers

6. Measurement of nonlinear effects in optical fibers, optical solitons

7. Optical sampling pulse regeneration

8. Measurement of the refractive index profile, cut-off wavelengths

9. Optical interferometers

10. Methods based on coherent optical detection, optical polarimeters

11. In-situ methods

12. Methods based on measurement of OSNR, noise measurements

13. Microstructured optical fibers

14. Measurement of parameters of all-optical systems, design tools for simulations

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Recapitulation of optics and wave theory, electron optics

2. Measurement of fiber losses, cables, and properties of non-ideal connectors

3. Measurement of numerical aperture and modal field, measurement 4-port parameters

4. Measurement of micro- and macro - bending impacts

5. Measurement of the rise time of the optical transmission system

6. Measurement of soliton pulses

7. Measurement with nonlinear fiber

8. Measurement of wavelength division multiplex (WDM)

9. Measurement of optical reflectometer (OTDR)

10. Measurement of dispersion

11. Mach-Zehnder fiber interferometer

12. Measurement of beam profile

13. Test

14. Check of measurement reports

Study Objective:
Study materials:

[1] Agrawal G. P.: Fiber-Optic Communications Systems, Third Edition., John Wiley & Sons, 2002.

[2] R. Hui and M. S. O'Sullivan, Fiber optic measurement techniques. Elsevier/Academic Press, 2009.

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