Non-linear fibre optics


  • Components of optical communication systems (laser, modulator, fiber, amplifier, photodiodes, receivers)
  • Signal propagation in fibers: Linear fiber effects (Attenuation, Dispersion, Polarization Mode Dispersion), Non linear fiber effects (Self-Phase-Modulation, Cross Phase Modulation, Four Wave Mixing, Raman- and Brillouin Scattering) 
  • Noise generation and accumulation  
  • Advanced fiber devices (e.g. dispersion compensation devices, fiber bragg gratings) 
  • Optical amplification (rare earth doped fiber amplifiers, Raman amplifiers)