Optical Fibre Technology
|Course code PHYS3345||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty 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
|Objectives||On 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|
|Transition||PHYS3340 was not offered in 2010 so there are currently no students who need to pass PHYS3340 to complete their degree.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: 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
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for PHYS3345|