Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics

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    Basics of Optical Networks

    A tantárgy neve magyarul / Name of the subject in Hungarian: Az optikai hálózatok alapjai

    Last updated: 2014. augusztus 12.

    Tantárgy lejárati dátuma: 2015. június 30.

    Budapest University of Technology and Economics
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics

    Electrical engineering, BSc & MSc

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    Course ID Semester Assessment Credit Tantárgyfélév
    VIHVJV71   3/1/0/v 4  
    3. Course coordinator and department Dr. Gerhátné Udvary Eszter,
    4. Instructors

    Tamás Cseh


    Department of Broadband Infocommunications and Electromagnetic Theory

    5. Required knowledge Infocommunication
    6. Pre-requisites
    NEM ( TárgyTeljesítve("BMEVIMH9371") )

    A fenti forma a Neptun sajátja, ezen technikai okokból nem változtattunk.

    A kötelező előtanulmányi rendek grafikus formában itt láthatók.

    7. Objectives, learning outcomes and obtained knowledge

    The course concerned with theoretical and practical knowledge of optical networks. The course objective is that the students get an overview of the relevant design, implementation and measurement procedures.

    8. Synopsis

    1. week

    Lecture: Introduction (History and future of optical communication, Advantages of optical transmission and signal processing)

    Lecture: Applications of optical communication


    2. week

    Lecture: Transmission medium of optical communication (attenuation, theory of dispersion, types of dispersion, dispersion compensation methods)

    Seminar: Structure of optical fibers, optical cables and optical connectors. Experiments with microscope.


    3. week

    Lecture: Optical transmitters. Characteristics of lasers, comparison of different types of lasers (LEDs, Fabry-Perot Lasers, DFB Lasers, VCSEL)

    Lecture: Intensity modulation (analogue, digital), direct modulation, external modulators (Electroabsorption Modulator, Mach-Zehnder modulator)


    4. week

    Lecture: Optical Receivers (PIN diode, Avalanche photodiode). Investigation of optical links (optical power, noise)

    Seminar: Measurements of optical transmitters and receivers in Optical and Microwave Telecommunication Laboratory.  


    5. week

    Lecture: Multiplexing methods in optical communication (Subcarrier Multiplexing, Time Division Multiplexing, Wavelength Division Multiplexing).

    Lecture: Optical amplifiers (EDFA, SOA). Characteristics, comparison and applications


    6. week

    Lecture: Wavelength selective devices, optical filters, optical multiplexing, demultiplexing

    Seminar: Introduction to optical transmission simulators


    7. week

    Lecture: Radio over Fiber systems

    Lecture: Fiber To The Home (FTTx) systems


    8. week

    Lecture: Optical switching and optical routing

    Seminar: Lab session, homework consultation


    9. week

    Lecture: Optical signal processing

    Lecture: Optical nonlinear phenomena (Four wave mixing, Raman-scattering, cross phase modulation etc.)


    10. week

    Lecture: Mid-term test, Wavelength conversion techniques

    Seminar: Lab demonstration, homework consultation


    11. week

    Lecture: Optical Regeneration. Techniques and applications (1R, 2R, 3R)

    Lecture: Optical Logics


    12. week

    Lecture: Optical packet switched subnet (Baseband and subcarrier labels).

    Seminar: Field trip, homework consultation


    13. week

    Lecture: Network layer in optical communication

    Lecture: Network control and management


    14. week

    Lecture: Summary and future of optical networks

    Seminar: Repetition of the mid-term test, Homework Presentations


    9. Method of instruction

    Lecture and field trip

    10. Assessment

    a.       In the class period: Midterm-test

    b.       In the examination period: oral examination

    c.       Pre-exam: no

    11. Recaps

    There is a possibility to rewrite the midterm-test

    12. Consultations

    Individual consultation: upon appointment with the lecturers.

    13. References, textbooks and resources

    [1]   Slides of oral presentations (it is available from the web page of the course)

    [2]   Rajiv Ramaswami, Kumar N. Sivarajan: Optical Networks – A practical perspective, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, USA, 2002

    [3]   Amnon Yariv: Optical Electronics in Modern Communications

    Oxford University Press, 1997

    14. Required learning hours and assignment
    Preparation for lessons
    Preparation for test
    Learning of prescribed matters
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    15. Syllabus prepared by Learning of prescribed matters




    Gerhátné Udvary Eszter

    associate professor

    Department of Broadband Infocommunications and Electromagnetic Theory