Photonic Communications Engineering I ABC
Photonic Communications Engineering consists of two parts. Each course is further broken down into three sections: A, B and C. PCE I A covers optical fiber light guiding, wave propagation characteristics, materials properties and fabrication. PCE I B covers optical transmitters, receivers and amplifiers. PCE I C covers communications systems, fiber optics networks and Internet infrastructure. Sections A, B and C are each one credit and can be taken in any combination. When all three sections are taken together, the course is designed as a survey, from the device to the systems level, of photonic communications engineering. Reference material for the course is in a digital platform to allow dense hyperlinking between topics so that students from various disciplines can customize the reading material to their individual background knowledge.