Back to Basics
in Optical Communications
Back to Basics in Optical Communications
Today . . .
The innovations that enable 2.5 10 40 1000 Gb/s
The science that drives the technology
(1) Review the physical foundation of the te
Modes in Optical Fib
principle of light
Numerical Aperture &
Modes in planar
Optical Waveguides (OPT568)
Govind P. Agrawal
Institute of Optics
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627
c 2008 G. P. Agrawal
Optical waveguides conne light inside them.
Two types of waveguides exist:
APSS Application Note on
Design of Ridge Waveguides
Design and simulation using APSS
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Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1B7
Fibre Coupler Types and
Couplers are one of the most common devices in fibre systems.
Used to split, combine and route signals within systems.
Optical Communications Systems
Optical Fibre Couplers and Switches
Three port fibre Splitter
Lecture: Silicon Photonics Waveguides
Prepared by Prof. Graham T. Reed,
G. Mashanovich, M. Milosevic, and F. Gardes
University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
Rib and ridge waveguides
Exam Wireless Communications (5MY10) on Thursday 20 January 2005 from 14.00 to 17.00 hr pm.
During this exam you may consult “Modern Wireless Communications”, by Simon Haykin and
Michael Moher. No other sources of information are allowed. Always motivate