NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: OPTOELECTRONICS  AND OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS
COURSE CODE: SFF 4043
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR. WAN MAISARAH MUKHTAR
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: This  course  introduces  to  students  the  fundamentals  of  optoelectronics,  fiber  optics, electro-optical components, and design of optical communication links.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM 2 / YEAR 3
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

28

T

 

14

P

 

12

O

 

66

L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: 1.     To introduce the optical characteristics  in optical fiber that affects the performance of transmission systems.

2.     Be able to discuss the concepts of optical communications

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.  Explain and analyze the optical and structural characteristics  in optical fiber that affects the performance of transmission systems. (L2, P2, C2)

2.  Express the basics of light properties  in semiconductor  and describe the working principle of photonic devices (CT3, L3, CS4)

3.  Apply modulation schemes that can be used in the optical system (C3, CT3) and be able to discuss the concept of WDM, SCM, OCDM and OFDM (P2, A3, CS4, TS2)

TRANSFERABLE  SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem solving skills through a process of lectures and tutorials.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, tutorials, informal activities and various textbooks.

Assessment strategy:

i.      Formative

ii.     Summative

SYNOPSIS: This course emphasizes the theory of semiconductor optoelectronic devices. It starts with the fundamentals, including Maxwell’s equations.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lectures and oral presentation
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage
·         Quiz/Tutorial

·    Assignments

·         Mid-Term Test

10%

10%

10%

30%

B. Final Examination (40%)
Examination 40 % Structured type questions
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.Smith, F. G., King, T. A., Wilkins, D. 2007. Optics and Photonics: An Introduction. John Wiley & Sons
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING      THE COURSE 1.   Capper, P. 2006. Bulk Crystal Growth of Electronic, Optical and Optoelectronic Materials. John Wiley & Sons.

2.   Dakin, J. P., Brown, R. G. W. 2006. Handbook of Optoelectronics. TF-TAYLOR.

3.   Keiser, G. E. 2000. Optical Fiber Communications. McGraw-Hill International Editions: Electrical Engineering Series.

4.   Dutton, H. 1999. Understanding Optical Communications. Prentice Hall PTR