Optical communications Giovanni Cancellieri
Basic theory on electromagnetics, telecommunications and signals
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The course provides knowledges about the main operations of the optical telecommunication networks. Aspects regarding terminals, nodes and infrastructures are developed in the transport and access segment.CAPACITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The student is required to recognize the main problems in designing an optical network. He will be able to perform simple calculations on service quality. He will acquire competences in order to picture the structure of components and cables which is most suitable for guaranteeing a prefixed service.TRANSVERSAL SKILLS:
The student will use elements of Mathematics and notions of Physics for solving simple problems of design. He will employ also easy software instruments for executing simulations, say in channel coding on continental and submarine links of the transport network.
- Optical link budget
- Binary optical channel
- WDM e DWDM multiplex
- Multiple access in WDMA
- Optical switching
- Active fibre amplifiers
- Optical sources and detectors
- terrestrial optical cables and installation
- Submarine optical cables
- Metropolitan and geographic optical rings
- Back up optical links
- Passive Optical Network (PON)
- Optical frequency converters
- Error correcting codes for optical links
- Optical sensors
Development of the examination
LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS
Evaluation of the learning level of the students is based on a single verbal examination. In this test the student is asked for three questions, on different correlated topics. The student is asked also for presenting numerical examples, of the type developed during the course.
LEARNING EVALUATION CRITERIA
In order to obtain a positive judgment in the evaluation of his learning level, the student has to describe practical situations regarding the questions under consideration, demonstrating the capacity of understanding analogies or differences in them. He must demonstrate to have a complete ownership of the technical language.
LEARNING MEASUREMENT CRITERIA
To each one of the three questions proposed a proper score is associated. Two correct answers, at least, guarantee the minimum favourable vote of 18/30.
FINAL MARK ALLOCATION CRITERIA
Once established the rules for evaluating the student learning level, the clearness in expressing concepts, the ownership of the language, the capacity of finding connections between different parts of the programme will be elements for increasing the vote, up to 30/30. For attributing the laude, a fourth question is proposed, to which a possible wrong answer, however, does not influence the previous 30/30 result.
Lecture notes provided by the teacher downloaded from the website
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