Optical Fibre Technology

Course code PHYS3345Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Modern communication systems such as the internet are based on advanced fibreoptic components such as Bragg gratings, circulators, filters, couplers, isolators and microstructured optical fibre. These are the building blocks of photonic circuits, the optical performance and reliability of which depend critically on their mechanical, thermal and chemical stability. This industrially relevant course covers issues relating to a photonic component performance and manufacturing.

In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory course component in the course outline provided by the school.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will:

1. be able to understand the design and operation of fibre optical components;
2. be able to understand manufacturing issues in the photonics industry including the significance of quality and reliability control in fiber optical components.
3. have advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
4. have advanced laboratory and computing skills.
5. have advanced written and communication skills.
Content. Fibreoptic components and circuits
. Component, fibre and cable manufacturing
. Quality and Reliability control in device fabrication and operation
. Use and control of test and measurement equipment
Replacing Course(s)PHYS3340 Stability of Optical Systems
TransitionPHYS3340 was not offered in 2010 so there are currently no students who need to pass PHYS3340 to complete their degree.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgePHYS1220
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Formal
Laboratory Exercises
Quiz - Tutorial
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 4 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. Compulsory Course Component: In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for PHYS3345