Optical systems and networks
European Virtual Learning Platform for Electrical and Information Engineering
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Michal Lucki


This teaching material describes optical networks, such as Optical Access Networks, FTTx technology, Active/Passive Optical Networks, optical systems using Wavelength Division Multiplexing: DWDM, CWDM. It introduces parameters and working regimes of optical networks, including system maintenance issues (OTDR, splicing) and signal recovery (EDFA, SOA, Raman amplifiers, dispersion compensation).


A student will learn how to distinguish between different implementations of optical networks with and evaluate whether the network meets basic standard criteria. The student will gain knowledge on optical system planning, all-optical signal recovery and network maintenance.


Optical Access Network, Passive Optical Network, ITU-T, Wavelength Division Multiplexing, CWDM, DWDM, FTTx, Optical Transport Hierarchy, Optical Time Domain Reflectometer, Erbium Doped Fibre Amplifier, Semiconductor Optical Amplifier, Stimulated Raman Scattering, dispersion compensation.