Optical Communication (Dept Elec-I) (2161005)   Old Code : 161005

4 + 0 + 2
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 20 + 10
Theory Marks
20 + 10 + 20
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem

Semiconductor Physics, Electromagnetic, Mode theory of waveguide
To introduce the students to various optical fiber modes, configurations and various signal degradation factors associated with optical fiber and to study about various optical sources and optical detectors and their use in the optical communication system, optical amplifiers, fiber network elements, basic optical components, and techniques of fiber optic measurement.
Course Outcome
1. To comprehend the basic elements of optical fiber transmission link, fiber modes and structure configurations.
2. To visualize the significance of the different kind of losses, signal distortion in optical wave guides , signal degradation factors and dispersion management techniques in optical system performance.
3. To compare the various optical source materials, LED structures, quantum efficiency as well as structures and figure of merit of Laser diodes.
4. To analyze the fiber optil receiver operation and configuration.
5. To analyze and integrate fiber optical network components in variety of networking schemes, SONET/ SDH and operational principles WDM.
6. To analyze the system performance of optical transmitters,,receivers and optical amplifiers.
7. To analyze and deign optical fiber link with encapsulation of different system components.
8. To be familiar with different optical Components like Optical couplers, Tunable sources and Filters ,optical MUX/DEMUX, Arrayed waveguide grating, optical add drop multiplexer (OADM), optical cirulators, attenuators, optical cross connects, wavelength converter, Mach-Zender Interferometer.
9. To understand various Fiber Optical Measurement instruments such as OTDR.

Active Learning
Preparation of power-point slides, which include videos, animations, pictures, graphics as well as posters for better understanding theory and practical work – The faculty will allocate chapters/ parts of chapters to groups of students so that the entire syllabus to be covered. The power-point slides should be put up on the web-site of the College/ Institute, along with the names of the students of the group, the name of the faculty, Department and College on the first slide. The best three group task of students should be submitted to GTU.
Visit to BSNL/Reliance Telecommunication may be arranged and the best report with photographs should be uploaded on the department website.