Optical Communication Systems 3-0-0-3


  • To prepare the students understand the various process and subsystems involved in the optical communication.
  • To  enable  the  students  appreciate  the  different  multiplexing  technologies  in  the  fiber  optic communication.
  • To design optical communication systems to serve a defined purpose



Fundamentals  of  coherent  systems:  Basic  concepts.  Modulation  and  demodulation  schemes.  System performance.

Semiconductor optical amplifiers. EDFA and Raman amplifiers – modeling and analysis. Analysis and digital transmission with high power fiber amplifiers.

Multichannel systems: WDM lightwave systems. TDM and code division multiplexing. Advances in wavelength division multiplexing / demultiplexing technologies.

SONET/SDH,  ATM,  IP,  storage  area  networks.Wavelength  routed  networks.  Next  generation  opticalInternets.

Soliton systems: Nonlinear effects. Soliton – based communication. High speed and WDM soliton systems

Text Books

1.   G.P.Agrawal, “Fiber Optic Communication Systems (4/e)”, Wiley, 2010

2.   B.P.Pal , “Guided Wave Optical Components and Devices”, Elsevier , 2006


Reference Books

1.   C.S.Murthy & M.Gurusamy, “WDM Optical Networks”, PHI, 2002

2.   R.Ramaswami, K.N. Sivarajan, “Optical Networks”, (2/e), Elsevier, 2002.

3.   G.P.Agrawal, “Non linear Fiber Optics”, (4/e), Elsevier, 2010

4.   A  Selvarajan,  S.  Kar,  T. Srinivas,  “Opticl  fiber  communication principles  and  systems”,  Tata

McGraw Hill, 2005.



Students are able to

CO1: understand the modulation and demodulation schemes in the coherent optical systems.

CO2: understand the various types of the optical amplifiers

CO3: analyse various multiplexing techniques used and evaluate the recent advances in this field

        CO4: compare the merits and demerits, potential applications of microwave semiconductor devices.

        CO5: analyse the operating principle of WDM solutions systems.