Fiber Optics and Communications Systems
ENG EC 563
This course will cover the theory light propagation and manipulation in an optical fiber both in the linear and nonlinear regimes. This theory will be used to introduce design, both of optical fibers for transmission as well as for devices and components. The latter part of the course will use these concepts to illustrate applications in which fibers and fiber devices are used. The emphasis will be on telecommunications systems, but the course will also touch upon other emerging applications such as lasers, sensors, biomedical systems and astrophotonics. Two lectures, two hours a week. 4 cr.