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Electrical Engineering 527: Optical Communication Systems

Optical telecommunication system performance issues and enabling technologies. Shot noise mitigation, dispersion compensation, reduction and exploitation of nonlinearities. Raman fiber amplifiers and EDFAs, microstructured fiber, all-optical pulse regenerators, FBGs. Optical sources and detectors for current and next generation systems. DFB lasers. Fiber ring resonators for next-grid frequency comb generation. Super-continuum generation in photonic crystal fiber. PIN and avalanche photodetectors. Coherent detectors and systems. Topics include:

• Optical impairments and their mitigation
• State of the art technologies and networks
• Next generation optical networks and technologies 

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For additional information, please contact Dr. Scott Shepard (sshepard@latech.edu).