Advanced Optical Communications Systems

  • Course Type: Graduate Course
  • Semester Offered: Not Currently Offered
Course Number: 
OPTI 632
Home Dept.: 
Distance Course: 
Course Description: 
Advanced technologies and methods that enhance the overall optical transmission system performance and throughput, and the trade-offs related to the system engineering process. Topics include advanced chromatic dispersion compensation, PMD compensation and nonlinearity management. Spectral efficiency limits will be described as will techniques to achieve them, such as turbo equalization, forward error correction and coded modulation. Advanced modulation formats, such as various multilevel modulations and OFDM, and constrained coding techniques suitable to deal with fiber nonlinearities. The physics behind parametric amplification, as well as its application to all-optical regeneration, wavelength conversion and multibanded switching. Other topics include soliton and dispersion-managed soliton transmission.
OPTI/ECE 430/530 or equivalent
Milorad Cvijetic
Ivan B. Djordjevic
Course Syllabus: 
Academic Integrity

According to the Arizona Code of Academic Integrity, “Integrity is expected of every student in all academic work. The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student’s submitted work must be the student’s own.” Unless otherwise noted by the instructor, work for all assignments in this course must be conducted independently by each student. Co-authored work of any kind is unacceptable. Misappropriation of exams before or after they are given will be considered academics misconduct.

Misconduct of any kind will be prosecuted and may result in any or all of the following:

  • Reduction of grade
  • Failing grade
  • Referral to the Dean of Students for consideration of additional penalty, i.e., notation on a student’s transcript re: academic integrity violation, etc.
Students with Learning Disabilities

If a student is registered with the Disability Resource Center, he/she must submit appropriate documentation to the instructor if he/she is requesting reasonable accommodations.

The information contained in this syllabus may be subject to change with reasonable advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.