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This [course_title] starts off by looking at the basic understanding of optical fibers and optical fiber communication. You will equip yourself with the knowledge and relevant information of optical fiber waveguide at the fundamental level, including essentials of an optical fiber communication system as well as a better understanding of various components of an optical fiber telecommunication system. Additionally, you will explore the main advantages of fiber optic transmission throughout this course.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: NPTEL

Course Curriculum

Fiber Optics 00:03:00
Week 1
Introduction 00:13:00
Need for Optical Communication 00:27:00
Salient Features of Optical Fiber – I 00:35:00
Salient Features of Optical Fiber – II 00:33:00
Optical Fiber Fabrication 00:38:00
Week 2
Transmission Characteristics – I 00:33:00
Transmission Characteristics – II 00:30:00
Transmission Characteristics – III 00:34:00
Propagation in Infinitely Extended Dielectric 00:38:00
EM Waves in Dielectrics 00:34:00
Week 3
Electromagnetic Analysis of Waveguides – I 00:33:00
Electromagnetic Analysis of Waveguides – II 00:33:00
Electromagnetic Analysis of Waveguides – III 00:28:00
Electromagnetic Analysis of Waveguides – IV 00:32:00
Electromagnetic Analysis of Waveguides – V 00:33:00
Lecture 16 00:16:00
Week 4
Electromagnetic Analysis of Waveguides – VI 00:28:00
Optical Fiber Waveguide – I 00:28:00
Optical Fiber Waveguide – II 00:29:00
Week 5
Optical Fiber Waveguide – III 00:27:00
Optical Fiber Waveguide – IV 00:33:00
Optical Fiber Waveguide – V 00:27:00
Splice Loss 00:25:00
Waveguide Dispersion – I 00:28:00
Week 6
Waveguide Dispersion – II 00:31:00
Recap: Propagation Characteristics 00:30:00
Optical Fiber Components and Devices – I 00:32:00
Optical Fiber Components and Devices – II 00:28:00
Optical Fiber Components and Devices – III 00:31:00
Week 7
Optical Fiber Components and Devices – IV 00:31:00
Optical Fiber Components and Devices – V 00:32:00
Optical Sources and Detectors – I 00:31:00
Optical Sources and Detectors – II 00:00:00
Optical Sources and Detectors – III 00:28:00
Week 8
Optical Sources and Detectors – IV 00:34:00
Optical Sources and Detectors – V 00:33:00
System Design Aspects 00:34:00
Optical Fiber Measurements 00:37:00
Summary and Recent Advances 00:34:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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