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Syllabus 2018-19 - 14312004 - Optical Communications (Comunicaciones ópticas)

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DEGREE: Grado en Ingeniería de telecomunicación (14312004)
FACULTY: SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OF LINARES

DEGREE: Doble Grado Ing. de tecnologías de la telecomunicación e Ing. telemática (15212030)
FACULTY: SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OF LINARES

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Optical Communications
CODE: 14312004 (*) ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 4 SEMESTER: PC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: PÉREZ DE PRADO, ROCÍO JOSEFINA
DEPARTMENT: U134 - INGENIERÍA DE TELECOMUNICACIÓN
FIELD OF STUDY: 800 - TEORÍA DE LA SEÑAL Y COMUNICACIONES
OFFICE NO.: D - D-129 E-MAIL: rperez@ujaen.es P: 953648659
WEBSITE: http://www4.ujaen.es/~rperez/
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 2
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

THEORETICAL UNITS

Unit 1. Introduction to optical communications.

Unit 2. Propagation in optical fibers.

Unit 3. Attenuation and non-linear effects in optical fibers.

Unit 4. Dispersion and propagation of pulses in optical fibers.

Unit 5. Optical fiber technology.

Unit 6. Passive optical components.

Unit 7. Optical sources and transmissors.

Unit 8. Optical detectors and receivers.


PRACTICAL UNITS

Block 1. Fundamentals of optical communication systems.

Block 2. Propagation, attenuation, dispersion and non-linear effects in optical fiber.

Block 3. Fundamental devices and technologies in optical communications systems.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

A1 - Lectures in large group


A2 - Lectures and practices sessions in small group


A3 - Collective tutorials

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

OVERALL EVALUATION

This assessment method is organised according to the activities described in the previous table. The evaluation process consists of:

- The evaluation of the tasks defined in the Teaching Guide during the Teaching period.

- A final Written Exam during the Examination period.

The assessment aspects evaluated in both parts and their contribution to the final mark are summarized in the following table:

Aspect

Teaching period

Final Exam

Total by aspect

S1 Attendance and participation

10 %

-

10 %

S2 Theoretical concepts

15 %

15 %

30 %

S3 Exercises, problems and study cases

15 %

15 %

30 %

S4 Laboratory or computer practical work

30%

 

30 %

Total for the subject

70 %

30%

100%

 

Marks obtained during the Teaching period (as a record of the continuous evaluation process) will be kept until the end of the academic year.

Written Exam

The students have to make a Written Exam that assesses the theoretical and operating aspects of the subject (S2 and S3) at the end of the semester (at the date established in the examination period). This final evaluation is made to assess the extent to which the students have acquired all the competences and learning outcomes established for those aspects. The weight of this exam is the 50% of each of the evaluated aspects (S2 and S3).

Any books, notes, documentation, or equipment allowed for this Final Exam have to be approved by the lecturer.

Final assessment

The students must obtain a mark higher or equal to 4 (out of 10) in S4 to keep this evaluation method (Laboratory or computer practical work). The students will pass the subject through this evaluation method by getting a mark higher or equal than 5.0 out of 10 in the overall result (continuous evaluation and written exam), but with the condition of obtaining a mark higher or equal to 4.0 in the Written Exam and in S4.

The students can renounce to the Overall Evaluation at any time, but they cannot choose it again. Thus, they will be evaluated only by the FINAL EXAM method.

FINAL EXAM EVALUATION

This kind of evaluation is based in only one written exam that evaluates all the aspects of the subject, by assessing the students' acquisition of all the competences and learning outcomes established in the subject. This exam will take place during the Examination period on a date established by the centre. The final exam is weighted in the following way:

- Attendance and participation (S1), Theoretical concepts (S2) and Exercises, problems and study cases (S3): 70%.

- Laboratory and computer practical work (S4): 30%.

 

In order to pass the subject, the student must have marks higher or equal to 5.0 out of 10 at each part of the final exam.

The students who have already fulfil the requirements of aspect S4 (Laboratory or computer practical work) through the OVERALL EVALUATION, by obtaining a mark higher or equal to 5.0 out of 10 do not have to make this part in the FINAL EXAM evaluation.

Those aspects successfully completed with a mark higher or equal to 5.0 will be considered passing during that academic year.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Fiber optics handbook: fiber, devices, and systems for optical communications. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: New Yor [etc.]: McGraw-Hill, 2002  (Library)
  • Understanding optical fiber communications. Edition: -. Author: Rogers, Alan. Publisher: Boston [etc.]: Artech House, cop. 2001  (Library)
  • Optical fiber communications. Edition: 3rd ed. Author: Keiser, Gerd. Publisher: Boston [etc.]: McGraw-Hill, 2000  (Library)