Course Syllabus 2015/2016
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Module : EA309
Title :
Number of hours :
Lecture : 6.66 h
Combined lecture and tutorial classes : 6.00 h
Practical work : 5.33 h
ECTS credits :
Evaluation :
S1: ET(,E,da,ca) x0.5 + CC(CR TP) x0.5; S2: ET(,E,sd,ca) x1   Detail of the nomenclature used for the creation of the evaluation code
Teacher(s) :
BECHOU Laurent - Responsible
AUPETIT Cristelle
Shared by UV(s) :
Level :
third year module
Abstract :
Photodiode, optical fiber, cables

The goals of this course are:

  • To grasp the architectures of the current networks, the transmission principles of data by optic fiber and their physical limitations (mode, attenuation, time dispersion, coupling efficiency…).
  • To detail the technology and the principles of the transmitter and receiver components of light.
  • To make the link budget in order to size an optical fiber (FTTH, high data rate) by analyzing the performances relating to the coupling, the signal power and the noise.
  • Plan :
    Optical fiber transmission

    Ch.1: Overview on the optoelectronics • Network architectures by optical fiber • Transmission techniques • Optoelectronics fields • Components and transmission network type • Transmission techniques: ETDM, WDM

    Ch.2: Optical fiber • Reminders on the geometric and undulatory optic • Snell-Descartes law • Captive beam principle • Digital aperture • Losses – Intrinsic and extrinsic attenuations • Time dispersion impact: modal, chromatic and PMD • Coupling efficiency – Connection and connector • Types of fiber: index jump and index gradient • Performance comparison (dispersion bandwidth…)

    Ch.3: Emitter and receiver components of light • III-V components and luminescent junctions (homojunction and heterojunction) • LED and laser diode technologies - Optical modules • Functional parameters – Noise sources – Link budget (SNR, BER, dispersion)

    Ch.4: Practical course on simulations • CAD software presentation • Simulation of monochannel link and WDM