PROFESSIONAL FIBER OPTICS TRAINING COURSE IN CHARSADDA
The course provides knowledge of optical fiber waveguide at fundamental level, essentials of an optical fiber communication system and understanding of various components of an optical fiber telecommunication system. ... Ltd, Eagle Photonics, Nest Photonics, etc, may recognize the course.Fiber optics is the technology used to transmit information as pulses of light through strands of fiber made of glass or plastic over long distances.The course is aimed at equipping the undergraduate Engineering and Physics students with the basic understanding of optical fibers and optical fiber communication. The course provides knowledge of optical fiber waveguide at fundamental level, essentials of an optical fiber communication system and understanding of various components of an optical fiber telecommunication system.This course will aim to introduce students to the fundamentals of fiber optic communications, which constitute the backbone of the internet. The course will start with a refresher on the operation of key components needed for an effective fiber optic communication system, and then show how these components interact at a system level. Finally, the course will conclude with outlook for future research in extending the capabilities of these networks to higher bandwidths and quantum-secured communications.Students taking this course will be required to complete four (4) proctored exams using the edX online Proctortrack software.
Completed exams will be scanned and sent using Gradescope for grading by Professor Bermel.
Fiber Optic Communications is one course in a growing suite of unique, 1-credit-hour short courses being developed in an edX/Purdue University collaboration. Students may elect to pursue a verified certificate for this specific course alone or as one of the six courses needed for the edX/Purdue MicroMasters program in Nanoscience and Technology. For further information and other courses offered and planned, please see the Nanoscience and Technology page.
Week 1: Optical Fibers
Overview and Introduction
Graded Index (GRIN) and Step Index Fibers
Fiber Equations and Networking
Light Emitting Diodes
Week 2: Optical Transmitters and Receivers
General Rate Equations
Week 3: Fundamental Concepts in Optical Communications
Optical Telecommunications System Limitations
Week 4: Current Optical Communication Network Architecture
Wavelength Division Multiplexing
Hybrid Packet/Optical Networks
ASK, PSK, and FSK
Week 5: Future Optical Networks
Upgrading Existing Network Hardware
Improved Communications Protocols
Novel Network Concepts
Quantum Key Distributions
Quantum Networking Fundamentals