Sharif University of Technology

Electrical Engineering Department

 

Optical Communications: Integrated Circuits, Systems and Devices

Fall 2014

Course ID: 25246

 

 

 

 

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Chapters may not be presented in the same order.

 

Chapter 1: Introduction to Optical Communications and Integrated Photonics

-         Optical Fiber Communication Technology and System Overview

-         What is Integrated Photonics?

-         Main characteristics of Integrated Photonic technologies concerning material and fabrication technologies.

-         Some examples of integrated photonics devices (passive, functional, active)

 

Chapter 2: Background for optical Communications

-         Optics

-         Digital Communications

 

Chapter 3: Optical Devices

-         Couplers, Splitters, . . .

-         Multiplexer, Filter, Gratings

-         Sources, Detectors

-         Amplifiers, Regenerators, Switches

-         Optical Fibers

 

Chapter 4: Optical Transmission Hierarchy

-         Techniques to improve the use of a communication channel

-         Fiber Optic Transmission Standards

-         DWDM

-         OTH

 

Chapter 5: Optical Networks

-         Introduction to Optical Networking

-         Optical Network Layers

-         Packet Ring Technologies

-         Optical Network Case Studies

 

Chapter 6: Transimpedance Amplifiers (TIAs)

-         Open Loop / Feedback TIAs

-         Supply Rejection

-         Differential TIAs

-         High Performance Techniques

-         Automatic Gain Control (AGC)

-         Case Studies

 

Chapter 7: Limiting Amplifiers and Output Buffers

-         Broadband Techniques

-         Output Buffers

-         Distributed Amplification

 

Chapter 8: Oscillator Fundamentals

-         Ring Oscillators

-         LC Oscillators

-         Voltage Controlled Oscillators (VCOs)

-         Mathematical Model of VCOs

 

Chapter 9: LC Oscillators

-         Monolithic Inductors

-         Monolithic Varactors

-         Basic LC Oscillators

-         Quadrature Oscillators

-         Distributed Oscillators

 

Chapter 10: Phase Locked Loops

-         Simple PLL

-         Charge Pump PLLs

-         Non-ideal Effects in PLLs

-         Delay Locked Loops

-         Applications

 

Chapter 11: Clock and Data Recovery (CDR)

-         Phase Detectors for Random Data

-         Frequency Detectors for Random Data

-         CDR Architecture

-         Jitter in CDR Circuits

 

 

 

Lecturer:

Dr. Ali Fotowat Ahmady

 

Assistant:

Milad Kalantari

Ali Ahmadikia

 

Level:

Graduate

 

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