Course syllabus

Fotonik och optisk kommunikation
Photonics and Optical Communication

FAF095, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2013-04-10

General Information

Main field: Nanoscience.
Main field: Photonics.
Elective for: E4, E4-f, E4-hn, F4, F4-f, F4-hn
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The course aims at providing basic knowledge for designing the hardware side of optical communication systems. This is achieved by providing knowledge about optical fibres and wave guides, and how these components are integrated into optical communication systems.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

understand how light propagation in wave guides and optical fibres can be modelled

understand the principles and calculate the performance of optical fiber components.

understand the physics behind and operational principles of fiber optic networks.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

be able to design and theoretically evaluate the performance of simple optical communication systems.

have an increased competence in presenting in writing an accomplished project.

be able to search and acquire knowledge from references within the field.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

have an increased experience of working in groups of two or four persons towards a common goal.



· Guided wave optics

· Fibre optics

· Fibre-optic communication

Lab works: Three laboratory exercises: Fibre Optics, Integrated optics, Fiber optic networks.

Demonstrations: Lab visit and research demonstrations.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written exam. Mandatory laboratory exercises with written report.


Required prior knowledge: FAFF01 Optics and Optical Design.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Dmitry Khoptyar,
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