Optical Circuits and Fibres - PHTN4661

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Electrical Eng and Telecommunications

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Prereq: ELEC3115

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Types and applications of optical fibers; ray analysis of multimode fibres; characteristics of single-mode fibres including experiments; losses and dispersion in fibres; fibre fabrication; cabling and handling fibres.
Waveguiding in integrated optics & fibres; fabrication processes, optical substrates; modelling methods, manufacturing constraints on design; Photonic devices: Operating principles & applications of waveguuide-based devices, selected from the following list: tapers, couplers, polarisers, Bragg gratings, filters, interferometers, fibre lasers & amplifiers; Operation \& application of LEDs, lasers, & detectors.


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