CSVTU BE VIII Semester ET&T Optical Communication Syllabus

Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai

Semester: VIII Branch: Electronics & Telecommunication

Subject: Optical Communication

Total Theory Periods: 40 Total Tutorial Periods: 12

Total Marks in End Semester Examination: 80

Minimum number of Class tests to be conducted: Two


Basic Optical Laws and definition:


Numerical Aperture; Optical Fiber Modes and propagation; Single Mode and Multi-

Mode Fibers; Step Index and Graded Index Fibers Structures; Different types of attenuations in optical fiber


communication; Fiber Optic Cable; Fabrication;



Light sources:


Light Emitting diodes and types of LEDS; LASER principles; Laser diode and types of LDs; Operating

characteristics and Modulation circuits of LED and LASER diodes.



Optical Couplers and connectors


: Connector principles; fibre end preparation; splices; connectors; source coupling;

Distribution system; Distribution networks; Directional couplers; Star couplers; Switches;



Light Detectors:


Principle of photo-detection; semiconductor photodiode; PIN photodiode; Avalanche photodiode;

Noise and Detection; Thermal noise and Shot noise; signal to noise ratio;



Optical Measurement & Networks


: Numerical Aperture; Attenuation and Dispersion measurement; Optical networks:

Introduction to SONET/SDH; SONET/SDH Networks; formats and interface.


Names of Text Books:

1. Optical Fiber Communication, Keiser, TMH

2. Fiber Optic Communications, Palais, 4


Ed., Pearson Education


Names of Reference Books:

1. Opto Electronics and Fiber Optic Communication, Sarkar & Sarkar, New Age International Publishers.

2. Text Book on Optical Fiber Communication and its Applications, Gupta, PHI

3. Fundamentals of Optical Fiber Communication, Satish Kumar, PHI

4. Semiconductors Optoelectronic Devices, Bhattacharya, Pearson Education

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