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Fibre Optics and Photonics: Preface
Aim of the study element
To provide an introduction to the fundamentals and applications of optical communication systems and devices. Students will be introduced to modern technology and properties of optical devices for communications.
Having successfully completed this element you will be able to:
- Understand the basics of optics, optic devices and their properties.
- Use optical devices for given applications, including optical networks and architectures.
- Use electro-optical devices, optical systems and networks.
- Successfully use your knowledge of optical communication systems.
- Introduction to fiber optics and photonics.
- Introduction to lasers.
- Principles of laser operation.
- Fiber and guided wave optics.
- Optical systems and networks.
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