CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Optical communication systems, optical wave propagation, photodetection statistics, heterodyne receiver, and noise sources. Evaluation of communication performance for the free-space channel. Introduction to fiber optic communication and fiber optic networks.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:  "Optical Networks: A Practical Perspective," by Ramaswami & Sivarajan, Morgan Kaufmann

COURSE COORDINATOR: Prof. Horace Yuen

PREREQUISITES: EECS 307 and Probability.

GRADES: TBA