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Linear and non-linear fibre optics (LinNLFO)5 ECTS
(englische Bezeichnung: Linear and non-linear fibre optics)
(Prüfungsordnungsmodul: Linear and non-linear fibre optics)

Modulverantwortliche/r: Bernhard Schmauss
Lehrende: Bernhard Schmauss, Meinert Jordan

Startsemester: SS 2021Dauer: 1 SemesterTurnus: jährlich (SS)
Präsenzzeit: 60 Std.Eigenstudium: 90 Std.Sprache: Englisch


    • Linear and non-linear fibre optics
      (Vorlesung, 2 SWS, Bernhard Schmauss, Do, 8:15 - 9:45, HF-Technik: SR 5.14)
    • Linear and non-linear fibre optics: Exercise
      (Übung, 2 SWS, Lisa Härteis, Do, 12:15 - 13:45, HF-Technik: SR 5.14)

Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:

Recommended prior knowledge:

  • Semiconductor physics

  • Ray optics

  • Photonics


Optical data transmission systems are the enabler for our modern communication networks. Since the first systems have been installed, the transmission capacity as well as the transmission distance has been increased dramatically. The migration from point-to-point transmission systems to complex optical networks is still in progress. The fast evolution of optical transmission technology is stimulated by innovations in the field of the system key components. The lectures concentrate on the physical effects and properties of key components like semiconductor lasers, optical modulators, optical fibers, optical amplifiers and detector diodes. Especially also the nonlinear effects of the transmission fiber are discussed. The main focus is on the effects and characteristics which are important to achieve a certain system performance. The influence of component parameters on system performance is presented in examples related to installed systems and systems that are actually in development. The exercises partly use a numerical simulation tool to analyze the component influence on system performance.

Lernziele und Kompetenzen:


  • Understand structure and operation of components of optical communication systems

  • Rate the optical properties of components and evaluate the influence of operational parameters on system performance

  • Are able to analyze the influence of linear and nonlinear fiber effects on optical signals and system performance

  • Can make use of system simulation tools to engineer optical links


Agrawal, G.P.: Fiber Optic Communication Systems, Willey, New York, 1992
Kaminow, I, Li, T.: Optical Fiber Telecommunications IVA, Academic Press, 2002

Kaminow, I, Li, T., Willner, A.: Optical Fiber Telecommunications VA, Academic Press, 2008

Verwendbarkeit des Moduls / Einpassung in den Musterstudienplan:

  1. Advanced Signal Processing & Communications Engineering (Master of Science)
    (Po-Vers. 2020w | TechFak | Advanced Signal Processing & Communications Engineering (Master of Science) | Gesamtkonto | Technical Electives | Linear and non-linear fibre optics)
Dieses Modul ist daneben auch in den Studienfächern "Advanced Optical Technologies (Master of Science)", "Communications and Multimedia Engineering (Master of Science)", "Computational Engineering (Master of Science)", "Computational Engineering (Rechnergestütztes Ingenieurwesen) (Master of Science)" verwendbar.


Linear and non-linear fibre optics (Prüfungsnummer: 267499)

(englischer Titel: Linear and non-linear fibre optics)

Prüfungsleistung, mündliche Prüfung, Dauer (in Minuten): 90, benotet, 5 ECTS
Anteil an der Berechnung der Modulnote: 100.0 %
weitere Erläuterungen:
According to the regulations concerning deviations from degree programme and examination regulations digital online examinations via ZOOM (30 minutes) have been defined as an alternative form for examinations.

Gemäß Corona-Satzung wird als alternative Prüfungsform festgelegt: digitale Fernprüfung von 30 Minuten Dauer mittels ZOOM.

Duration: 90 min for a written exam, or 30 min for an oral exam, depending on the number of candidates.

Erstablegung: SS 2021, 1. Wdh.: WS 2021/2022
1. Prüfer: Bernhard Schmauss

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