stanford university

F13-EE-247-01 : Introduction to Optical Fiber Communications

FALL 2013

Course Description

F13-EE-247-01 Fibers: single- and multi-mode, attenuation, modal dispersion, group-velocity dispersion, polarization-mode dispersion. Nonlinear effects in fibers: Raman, Brillouin, Kerr. Self- and cross-phase modulation, four-wave mixing. Sources: light-emitting diodes, laser diodes, transverse and longitudinal mode control, modulation, chirp, linewidth, intensity noise. Modulators: electro-optic, electro-absorption. Photodiodes: p-i-n, avalanche, responsivity, capacitance, transit time. Receivers: high-impedance, transimpedance, bandwidth, noise. Digital intensity modulation formats: non-return-to-zero, return-to-zero. Receiver performance: Q factor, bit-error ratio, sensitivity, quantum limit. Sensitivity degradations: extinction ratio, intensity noise, jitter, dispersion. Wavelength-division multiplexing. System architectures: local-area, access, metropolitan-area, long-haul. Prerequisites: 102A, 242 or consent of instructor.

Course Meetings


Name Teaching Staff Dates Day Time Location
Lecture Section(s)
EE-247-01 Joseph Kahn
09/23/13 - 12/06/13
12:50 PM - 2:05 PM
Meyer Forum Room 124

Course Syllabus

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