Technology of Optoelectronic systems, taught at 1st semester, Graduate Program, Dpt. of informatics, course material and lecture slides available at blackboard.lib.auth.gr
Description: Optical Communications Technology Roadmap, Advantages of the optical technology and optical networks, Optical Fiber, Fiber Modes Waveguiding, Attenuation, Absorption, Scattering, and Bending Losses, Dispersion, Polarization. Self Phase Modulation, Cross Phase Modulation, Four Wave Mixing, Stimulated Raman Scattering, Stimulated Brillouin Scattering. Passive Devices (Power Couplers, Isolators- Circulators, Polarization Devices, Optical Filters, Gratings and their applications). Optical Amplifiers (EDFA, RAMAN, SOA), Optical Transmitters (LASER, LED), Optical Modulators, Optical Receivers, Wavelength Conversion, Optical switching elements.
Advanced topics in Optical Switching, taught at 2nd (spring) semester of Dpt. of informatics Postgraduate program, course material and lecture slides available at pileas.csd.auth.gr
Description: Optically Switched Networks, WDM Optical Networks, Optical Packet/Circuit Switched Networks, Technologies and Architectures for optical links, routers and switches, basic elements of optical switching systems and signal processing systems, optical interconnects, optical data buses, silicon photonics, semiconductor optical amplifier technologies, Optical Switching Matrix Architectures and technologies.