A: OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS (15h) (GTR)
[1-4] Revision of optical fibres & the basics of waveguiding
[5-6] Optical Sources and Detectors: Introduction to the engineering parameters of these devices to enable understanding of transmitters and receivers.
[7-8] Noise in Optical Systems: types of noise in optical systems and differences between electrical and optical systems.
[9-11] Intensity Modulation / Direct Detection – transmitters and receivers: the basics of system implementations, types of receivers, equivalent circuits, Signal to Noise Ratio in systems.
[12-14]Systems: Binary systems, optical power budgets, WDM, Fibre amplifiers, polarisation issues.
 Future systems – new and novel optical technologies
B: OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES (15h) (KPH)
[1 -3] Revision of semiconductor physics
[4 - 5] Low dimensional device physics
 Growth of alloys and multilayer devices
[7 -9] Conventional and novel light detectors
[11 –12 ] Introduction to Lasers
 Heterojunction and quantum well lasers
 Strained layer semiconductors
 Silicon optical emitters