Course Name: Fiber-Optic Communication Systems and Techniques

Course abstract

Recent years have seen an exponential increase in demand for large bandwidth and high data rate applications. This is fuelled by rapid advances in fiber-optic communications which includes introduction of digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms combined with coherent detection. A thorough grounding in optical fibers and fiber-optic communications is necessary to communication engineers to address future needs of high data rate communications. Fiber-Optic Communication Systems and Techniques provides solid background in wide ranging topics of fiber-optics. The topics covered include modes of optical fibers, impairments in optical fiber channel, lasers and photodiodes, optical amplifiers, WDM components, and digital fiber-optic communications. Several latest advances in DSP for fiber-optic communications is emphasized.

Course Instructor

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Prof. Pradeep Kumar K

Dr. Pradeep Kumar K obtained his PhD from the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras working on Quantum Key Distribution in 2009. He has since been at the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur. His research interests include Quantum key distribution, signal processing for coherent optical communications, optical signal processing using nonlinear fibers, and fiber-optic modeling. He has published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
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Teaching Assistant(s)

Shubham Mirg

B.E., Electronics and Communication Engineering


 Course Duration : Jul-Oct 2018

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 Enrollment : 18-Apr-2018 to 30-Jul-2018

 Exam registration : 10-Oct-2017 to 10-Oct-2017