Sub-categories
The IEEE eLearning Series on Fiber Optics
Pioneers in Photonics

  • Access Now

    Author:Willner, Alan
    Sponsored by:IEEE Photonics Society
    Tutorial Level: Introductory/Intermediate
    Publication Date: Aug-2007
    Run Time: 1:00:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time


    Abstract
    As point-to-point links become more sophisticated, single-channel and WDM systems must dynamically adapt to changing environmental and traffic conditions in order to avoid SNR degradation. This scenario erupts into a much greater challenge when channels originate at different locations, as is the case with add/drop multiplexers, reconfigurable cross-connects, circuit-switched networking, and eventually optical packet switching. This course is intended for people interested in non-static and reconfigurable WDM systems and networks.

    Keywords: Amplitude , Attenuation , Chromatic Dispersion , Cross Phase Modulation , Crosstalk , DPSK , Differential Phase-Shift-Keying , FEC , Forward-Error-Correction , Gaussian Noise , Optical Fibers , PMD , Polarization-Mode Dispersion , Raman Amplification , Signals , Thermal Noise

    For individuals not subscribed to the IEEE eLearning Library, this course is available for individual purchase.

  • Access Now

    Author:Campbell, Joe C.
    Sponsored by:IEEE Photonics Society
    Tutorial Level: Introductory
    Publication Date: Mar-2005
    Run Time: 1:55:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract
    This course provides an introductory, tutorial-type overview of key optoelectronic devices for optical communication systems, specifically, semiconductor lasers, photodetectors, optical modulators, and some WDM components. The course covers a broad range of devices with an emphasis on fundamental device physics and operating principles. Important performance parameters including design trade-offs will also be discussed. The laser section will discuss applications and the types of lasers that are utilized for specific systems. Topics include multiple quantum well lasers, distributed feedback lasers, wavelength tunable lasers and vertical cavity surface emitting lasers. Photodetector topics will cover wide-bandwidth PINs and avalanche photodiodes as well as receivers with optical preamplification. State-of-the-art integrated receiver circuits will also be discussed. In the modulator section Mach-Zehnder interferometers, and quantum-confined-Stark-effect devices will be covered. There will be a brief description of recent developments in optical switching using MEMs technology.

    Keywords: APD , DBR laser , DFB laser , EDFA , MANs , Mach-Zehnder modulator , PIN photodiode , SOA , VCSEL , WDM , access network , edge emitting lasers , electrooptic modulator , long-haul networks , optical switching , photodiode , tunable laser

    For individuals not subscribed to the IEEE eLearning Library, this course is available for individual purchase.

  • Access Now

    Author:Jacobs, Ira
    Sponsored by:IEEE Photonics Society
    Tutorial Level: Introductory
    Publication Date: Feb-2005
    Run Time: 1:00:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time



    Abstract
    This course provides an overview of fiber optic communications technology and applications. It assumes some general technical background in telecommunications, but no prior knowledge of fiber optics. The basic components of an optical fiber communication system include the transmitter (laser and LED), the fiber (multimode, single mode, dispersion-shifted) and the receiver (PIN and APD detectors, coherent detectors, optical preamplifiers, receiver electronics). These technologies are defined, their basic operating principles summarized, key parameters affecting system performance identified, and representative values given for both practical systems and current research results. Factors affecting application (both point-to-point and networking) are identified. Emphasis is on physical principles, performance limits, and technology and application directions.

    Keywords: Fiber Optics

    For individuals not subscribed to the IEEE eLearning Library, this course is available for individual purchase.