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Education & Training

Online Course

27 March 2019 - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm EDT

Registration closes on 25 March 2019 at 5:00pm EDT

Online via WebEx

Price

$279 IEEE ComSoc member
$349 IEEE member
$459 non-member

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Course Description

Optical communication systems have provided ever-increasing data transmission capacities, and there is a set of core concepts that are fundamental to understanding many of the crucial technical areas. The intent of this course is to provide key background information to enable participants to facilitate an understanding of more advanced topics in this area.

Participants will be provided with an overview of the field that concentrates on a number of specific topics, including:

  1. Introduction to optical systems (point-to-point links, reconfigurable networks, line/client, switching techniques)
  2. Communications concepts (SNR, ISI, BER, PRBS, eye diagrams, link budget, data standards)
  3. Channel multiplexing techniques (time, wavelength, subcarrier, space,  polarization)
  4. Fiber-based data-degrading effects (loss, chromatic dispersion, polarization-mode dispersion, polarization-dependent    loss)
  5. Amplifiers (EDFA and Raman, gain flattening, gain  transients)
  6. Nonlinear effects, dispersion management and fiber  types
  7. Modulation formats, capacity and data constellations (OOK, PSK, QAM,  OFDM)
  8. Direct and coherent detection schemes
  9. Mitigating data impairments: optical (tunable compensators) and electronic (DSP,   FEC)
  10. Basics of lightwave system modeling

Who Should Attend

This introductory course is intended for an audience with at least some technical background in engineering, physics or related disciplines, and is ideally suited for engineers who want to learn more about optical fiber communication systems.

Instructor

Alan Willner

Alan Willner

Ph.D. (Columbia, 1988), Professor

University of Southern California

Learning Objectives

This course should enable participants to:

Understand basic concepts of an optical communication system. Identify different types of modulation and multiplexing formats. Compute a simple optical power budget.

Explain key differences between direct and coherent detection  systems.

Course Content

  1. Introduction to optical systems (point-to-point links, reconfigurable networks, line/client, switching   techniques)
  2. Communications concepts (SNR, ISI, BER, PRBS, eye diagrams, link budget, data   standards)
  3. Channel multiplexing techniques (time, wavelength, subcarrier, space,  polarization)
  4. Fiber-based data-degrading effects (loss, chromatic dispersion, polarization-mode dispersion, polarization-dependent    loss)
  5. Amplifiers (EDFA and Raman, gain flattening, gain  transients)
  6. Nonlinear effects, dispersion management and fiber  types
  7. Modulation formats, capacity and data constellations (OOK, PSK, QAM,  OFDM)
  8. Direct and coherent detection schemes
  9. Mitigating data impairments: optical (tunable compensators) and electronic (DSP,   FEC)
  10. Basics of lightwave system modeling

Course Materials

Each registered participant receives a copy of instructor slides and access to the recording of the course for 15 business days after the live lecture. Earn 0.6 IEEE Continuing Education Units for participating.

Course Cancellation and Refund Policy: Requests for online course cancellations must be received 3 business days prior to the course date for a full refund. Once course materials have been shared with a participant, a cancellation request cannot be accommodated.

Contact Us

For general inquiries and technical support, contact Tara Gallus, Certification and Professional Education Manager.

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