|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
L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS
|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:
|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%)|
· Mid-Term Test
|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
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