CdSINFORMATICA E NETWORKING
The student who successfully completes the course will acquire knowledge of the fundamental principles of communication theory and data transmission, and will be able to analyze performance and complexity of optical systems. He or she will acquire knowledge of the structures of high-performance optical transmitters and receivers and their noise properties and will also be able to account for common transmission impairments in the design of modern high capacity optical systems.
Essential prerequisites are knowledge of the Fourier transform and the theory of probability and stochastic processes. Students must also have familiarity with matrix notation, signal theory and linear systems theory.
It is advised to take the following course:
Fundamentals of Signals, Systems and Networks
in the same semester.
Delivery: face to face
The course introduces the students to the fundamental principles of digital transmission and detection theory. The basic concepts for the analysis and design of digital communication systems are analyzed with particular attention to optical systems.
- Digital transmission theory
- Data transmission over Gaussian channels
- System design for bandlimited channels
- Channel and line coding
- Adaptive equalization
- Fundamentals of optical communications
- Optical transmitters and modulation formats
- Impact of fiber linear and nonlinear transmission impairments
- Optical receivers and noise
- J. Proakis and M. Salehi, Digital Communications, 5th ed., McGraw-Hill, 2007.
- S. Benedetto and E. Biglieri, Principles of Digital Transmission: With Wireless Applications, Springer, 1999.
- G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, Academic Press, 2012.
- G. P. Agrawal, Fiber-Optic Communication Systems, Wiley, 2010.
Exam consists in a written test encompassing both part 1 and part 2. In the written exam, the student must demonstrate his/her knowledge of the course material and to organise an effective and correctly written reply.