Checking date: 07/01/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Optical networking technologies
Study: Master in Telecommunications Engineering (227)

Coordinating teacher: VAZQUEZ GARCIA, MARIA CARMEN

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Competences and skills -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. Learning results - Identifying the technologies commonly used in different types of optical networks. -Design Circuits or subsystems capable of combining functions to manipulate light such as: modulation , filtering , multiplexing, switching , amplification and beam splitting . -Choose the right technology depending on the specifications of the physical layer in optical networks. -Knowing some basic measurement techniques for the characterization of optical networks. -Usage of specific tools for designing optical networks. - Knowledge of optical integrated circuits as key elements in optical networks. -To know the latest advances in various technologies of optical networks.
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 Tutorials Team group Individual reports
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
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 and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.