Photonic Telecommunication Networks

Course Description

Photonic transmission network: topology, layers; transmission and cross-connect functions. Optical core, metro and access networks. High speed optical transmission. Transmission limitations imposed by linear and non-linear distortion. Optical networks with wavelength division multiplexing (WDM). Optical network components. Optical switching and cross-connecting. Transmission node structure: optical cross-connects and optical add and drop multiplexers. Optimal routing and wavelength assignment. Networks with optical time division multiplexing (OTDM). Optical circuit switching, optical burst switching, and optical packet switching. Optical network management. Optical network protection and restoration. Optical network design and optimization.

General Competencies

Knowledge about photonic telecommunication components, systems and networks: about architectures, multiplexing (WDM and OTDM), protection/restoration, control, design and optimization.

Learning Outcomes

  1. identify advantages i limitations of optical transmission
  2. identify specific applications of optical technology in core, metro and access networks
  3. identify techniques and technology of optical switching and cross-connecting
  4. distinguish implementaion possibilities and application of optical networks with circuit, packet and burst switching
  5. distinguish protection and restoration procedures in optical network
  6. describe the underlying concepts of Wavelength Division Multiplexed (WDM) networks and optical components
  7. distinguish between the advantages and disadvantages of various optical components
  8. describe the architecture of WDM networks

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Teaching is organized in two cycles. First cycle includes 7 weeks of teaching and mid-term exam, and second cycle includes 6 weeks of teaching and final exam. Teaching is executed in 15 weeks with 3 hours of teaching per week.

Exams

Two exams - mid-term and final exams.

Exercises

Excercises are included in lessons.

Laboratory Work

Within the course LTI1 that covers all labs.

Seminars

Stedents prepare presentations on selected topics related to the course.

E-learning

Using teaching materials of virtual master study in Optical Communications and Networks of the project FP7 NoE BONE

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Seminar/Project 0 % 5 % 0 % 5 %
Attendance 0 % 5 % 0 % 5 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 40 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 40 %
Final Exam: Oral 10 %
Exam: Written 0 % 80 %
Exam: Oral 10 %
Comment:

Lab exercises are evalauted within the course LTI1

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Photonic transmission network: topology, layers; transmission and cross-connect functions.
  2. Optical core, metro and access networks.
  3. High speed optical transmission.
  4. Transmission limitations imposed by linear and non-linear distortion.
  5. Introduction to optical Wavelenegth Division Multiplexed (WDM) networks; WDM components
  6. WDM components
  7. WDM network architecture
  8. Mid-term exam
  9. Optical switching and cross-connecting. Transmission network nodes' structure.
  10. Networks with optical time division multiplexing (OTDM).
  11. Optical circuit switching, optical burst switching, and optical packet switching.
  12. Optical network design and optimization.
  13. Optical network protection and restoration. Availability and reliability of optical networks
  14. Optical network design and optimization.
  15. Final exam

Study Programmes

University graduate
Telecommunication and Informatics (profile)
Theoretical Course (1. semester)

Literature

A. Bažant, G. Gledec, Ž. Ilić, G. Ježić, M. Kos, M. Kunštić, I. Lovrek, M. Matijašević, B. Mikac, V. Sinković (2004.), Osnovne arhitekture mreža, Element
R. Ramaswami, K. N. Sivarajan (2002.), Optical Networks; A Practical Perspective, Kaufmann Publishers
B. Mukherjee (2006.), Optical WDM Networks, Springer
G. P. Agrawal (2010.), Fiber-Optic Communication Systems, Wiley-Interscience
Bob Chomycz (2009.), Planning Fiber Optic Networks, McGraw-Hill

Lecturers

Grading System

ID 34458
  Winter semester
5 ECTS
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lecturers
0 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises

General

85 Excellent
75 Very Good
65 Good
50 Acceptable