This course starts with coverage of the basic background in electromagnetic theory that is required for understanding the behaviour of waves in various mediums. It continues with the fundamentals of wave propagation and waveguiding of all kinds; the essentials of propagation along optical fibers; and the concepts underlying integrated optics systems. It details the theoretical analyses of various transmission line including twisted wire pairs, coaxial cables, and traces on printed circuits boards. A study of antennas and their interfacing to transmission line is included. A thorough analysis is done on the theory of fiber optic and dielectric transmission medium with extended discussions on their practical application. Finally practical fiber optic communication system, its signals and its components are studied.
- Lecturer: Louis-Ray Harris