1. To understand basic fundamentals and elements of an optical fiber transmission link, fiber modes, configurations and structures.
  2. To learn about the different kinds of losses, distortion and degradation undergone by the signals while passing through optical wave guides.
  3. To understand the working, the materials use, the structures and the efficiencies of light sources including LEDs and LASERs.
  4. To learn about fiber optic detectors e.g Photodiodes, PIN diodes and APDs. Details of performance criteria noise immunity, operation and configuration of optical receivers.
  5. To understand topologies, components and aspects of fiber optical networking. FDDI, SONET/SDH, wavelength division multiplexing and link budgeting.

Text Book:

 1. Fiber Optic Communications, Fifth edition, Joseph C. Palais, Pearson Education-2008

Reference books:

  1. Fiber Optic Communications, Harold Kolimbiris, Pearson Education-2007
  2. Optical Fiber Communications. Principles and Practice By Jhon M. Senior

          Third edition.

  1. Fiber-optic Communications Technology by Djafar K. Mynbaev.