Checking date: 21/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

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

Coordinating teacher: VAZQUEZ GARCIA, MARIA CARMEN

Department assigned to the subject: Electronic Technology Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


-Acquire skills for understanding new technologies involved in optical networks and their appropriate use and integration to solve new problems or applications. -Knowing the capabilities of new photonic components to improve the performance of optical networks such as routers, switches, amplifiers. -Ability to handle optical networks design tools. -Ability to develop effective information search and to identify the state of the art technology in optical networks and their possible application in new systems. -Knowing the state of the art and future trends in optical networking technologies.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Optical fiber basics 2. Connectors and passive devices 3. Active devices 4. Photonics Integrated Circuits 5. Optical communications networks principles 6. Wavelength Division Multiplexing Networks Technologies 7. Technologies in Access and in Switched Optical Networks 8. Impact of new technologies under development on optical systems and networks
Learning activities and methodology
Lectures Exercises Laboratory work-simulations Tutorials Team group Individual reports
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 35
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 65
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • . Fiber Optic Measurement Techniques. Academic Press. 2008
  • I Kaminov et al. Optical Fiber Telecommunications Volumen VIA:Components and Subsystems. Academic Press . 2013
  • Senior. Optical Fiber Communications: principles and practice. Prentice Hall. 1992
Additional Bibliography
  • B Li et al, chapter 9: C Vázquez et al. chapter 9: Optical switches materials and design. Woodhead Publishing Limited. 2010
  • A Texeira et al. chapter2: C Vázquez et al. Optical Transmission The FP7 BONE Project Experience, Ch2: Signal Processing, Management and Monitoring in Transmission Networks. Springer . 2012

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