Optical fiber communication and sensor systems

Course Description

High speed and large distance optical communication systems, modulation schemes, coherent systems, wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) systems. Chromatic and polarization dispersion, non-linear effects, methods for dispersion compensation. Components in optical communication networks: optical amplifiers, wavelength converters, multiplexers, optical switches, reconfigurable components. Modeling of electromagnetic wave propagation through the optical fiber, calculation of bit error rate (BER). Fiber optic sensor systems, sensors based on intensity modulation, fiber Bragg grating sensors, interferometers, polarimetric fiber sensors, distributed fiber sensor systems.

Study Programmes

Postgraduate doctoral study programme


Govind P. Agrawal (2012.), Fiber-Optic Communication Systems, John Wiley & Sons
Govind Agrawal (2013.), Nonlinear Fiber Optics, Academic Press
José Miguel López-Higuera (Editor) (2002.), Handbook of Optical Fibre Sensing Technology, Wiley-Blackwell
Luc Thévenaz (Editor) (2011.), Advanced Fiber Optics, EPFL Press

For students


ID 154842
  Winter semester
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning