Checking date: 28/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Optical Communications
Master in Telecomunications Engineering (Plan: 171 - Estudio: 227)

Coordinating teacher: LAMELA RIVERA, HORACIO

Department assigned to the subject: Electronic Technology Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


- Ability to design and analyze point-to-point optical communication systems, both guided or free space links, considering the maximum value of the parameter L x BW (channel length per transmission bandwidth). - Analysis of optical communication systems, both guided and unguided, taking into account the design of high speed optical transmitters and receivers - Design, specifications, analysis and evaluation of current and advanced Optical Communicacion Systems.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1.-Introduction to optical communication systems. 2.-Study of fast optical emitters: Light Emitting Diodes: LED´s and Laser Diodes. 3.-Study of fast optical detectots: PIN Photodiodes and Acalanche Photodiodes: APDs 4.-Study of High Speed Optical Transmitters and Receivers. 5.-Characteristics of the Optical Transmission Channel: Evaluation of the LxBW Product (Channel Length per Transmission Bandwidth) . 6.-Study of the Advanced Optical Communicaciones Systems: Guided and Unguided.
Learning activities and methodology
- The teaching methodology will include: o Lectures in which the fundamental concepts of the subject will be presented. The students will have the material used in the classroom, and an indicated reference text for the course indicated. o Practical classes in which students will be motivated to solve practical exercises. Students can evaluate their level of understanding of course concepts o Analysis, development and discussion in groups of an Optical Communication Project developed during the course.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • H. Lamela. Optical Communications. Notes of the Course. 2014-15

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.