Optical Communication Systems

The course is not on the list Without time-table
Code Completion Credits Range Language
BE2B17OKS Z,ZK 4 2P+2C English
Matěj Komanec, Stanislav Zvánovec (guarantor)
Matěj Komanec, Stanislav Zvánovec (guarantor), Jan Šístek
Department of Electromagnetic Field

The aim of the course is to introduce students with principles of optical systems. The course covers both theoretical background of optics and practical approaches for the design of optical systems. Students extend their knowledge from the ray optics through the matrix optics, subsequently and further by the description of optical systems using Gaussian beams, towards wave and quantum optics. Then students will learn the basic mechanisms and principles of fiber optics.


An active attendance of tutorials together with 3 elaborated semester projects and successful completion of the final test have to be fulfilled to reach an ungraded assessment.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. The basic elements of optical communications systems, introduction to optics

2. Beam propagation in inhomogeneous medium, geometrical optics

3. Matrix optics, transfer matrices of optical elements

4. Basics of wave optics

5. Gaussian beams, transition through optical components

6. Fourier optics

7. Quantum Optics

8. The basic technology of optical waveguides

9. Fiber Optics

10. Propagation of the pulses in dispersive media

11. Nonlinear fiber optics

12. Solitons and noise in optical systems

13. Direct and coherent detection

14. Special optical fibers, optical sensors, sensor systems

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Recapitulation of knowledge from elmag. theory

2. Geometrical optics

3. Matrix Optics

4. Gaussian beams

5. The first series of measurements: Measurement of refractive index of air

6. The first series of measurements: Measurement of Gaussian beam parameters

7. The first series of measurements: Measurement of the rotation based on Doppler effect

8. Solution of waveguides based on geometrical optics methods

9. Examples of solution of inhomogeneous waveguides - a method of effective refractive index

10. Calculation of basic parameters of (SI and GRIN) optical fibers

11. The second series of measurements: Measuring with optical reflectometer

12. The second series of measurements: Rise time of optical link

13. The second series of measurements: Measurement of numerical aperture

14. Check of reports

Study Objective:
Study materials:

[1] Saleh B. E. A.,Teich, M. C., Fundamentals of photonics, 2nd ed. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley Interscience, 2007.

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

Further information:
No time-table has been prepared for this course
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2021-04-16
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet4666206.html