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ENGR 425. Optical Communication

Credits: 3
Department: Physics
Description: Principles of optical fiber communication systems, including optical properties of fibers, sources and detectors for communication systems, and network system design.
Prerequisites: ECE 311, ECE 312, ENGR 332
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Apply laws of geometrical and physical optics as they pertain to optical fibers.
2. Calculate mode conditions for plane parallel optical waveguides.
3. Calculate dispersion and distortion effects in fibers and discuss their impact on fiber bandwidth.
4. Compute numerical aperture for step and graded index optical fibers.

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