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New graduate level course in the simulation of optical fiber systems
Author(s): Alan L. Steele
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Paper Abstract

A new graduate level course on the 'Simulation of Optical Fibre Systems' has been developed and presented for the first time within the Ottawa Carleton Institute of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The course was intended as a bridge between the areas of CAD and photonics. The course focuses on numerical techniques as well as the optics, for example, part of the course includes details on the use of finite difference techniques as well as the split-step Fourier method to solve the nonlinear Schrödinger equation (which is used to simulate pulse propagation in optical fibre). Simulation work for the first part of the course was using Matlab (for example, examining modes in fibre and examining pulse propagation), then Optisystem was used for the later part (for example, looking at dispersion compensation and WDM systems). The course was intended not to be a first course in optical fibre communications and so requires completion of a prerequisite course which covers appropriate material, or relevant experience. Details of the course are presented and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5578, Photonics North 2004: Photonic Applications in Astronomy, Biomedicine, Imaging, Materials Processing, and Education, (9 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.567254
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Alan L. Steele, Carleton Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5578:
Photonics North 2004: Photonic Applications in Astronomy, Biomedicine, Imaging, Materials Processing, and Education

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