ELEC 486: Fiber Optic Communications


Units: 3.75

This course introduces fundamental principles and applications of fiber optic communication systems. Topics include Fabry-Perot and distributed feedback semiconductor lasers, planar dielectric waveguides, propagation characteristics of single-mode optical fibers, p-i-n and avalanche photodiodes, and digital receiver performance. Device technology and system design applications are considered.

Learning Hours

(Lec: 3, Lab: 0.25, Tut: 0.5)



ELEC 381 or ENPH 431

Offering Term

Winter 2024