Course: Coherent Optical Measurements and Communication 1

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Course title Coherent Optical Measurements and Communication 1
Course code OPT/KOMK1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Wagner Jaroslav, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Petráš František, RNDr.
  • Ježek Miroslav, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
I KOMK content 1.Přenos information, modulation and demodulation (wave description) 2.Deterministický signal versus noise 3.Druhy and spectral characteristics of noise 4.Measurement signal to noise correlation optical and electrical signals 5.Experimentální principles and applications of semiconductor lasers 6.Realizace obvodyů for pumping solid state lasers and measurement, modulation limits 7. Experimental realization of different methods for generating short optical pulses of electrical and (1 to 4 dr.Ježek, 5 to 7 dr.Petráš) Contents KOMK II 1.Kvantový description lights, coherent and non-classical states of light 2.Basic optical components and optical quantum description of losses and noise 3. Construction homodyne detector and methods of measurement status lights 4.Measurement with semiconductor detectors, their properties and usage 5.Structures electronic preamplifier and amplifier operational amplifier 6.Experimentální evaluating the detected optical signal and the recorded electrical signals (1 to 3 dr.Ježek, 4 to 6 dr.Petráš)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Laboratory Work
  • Attendace - 36 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Optical information transmission, classical noise. Coherent/homodyne detection, signal reconstruction. Optical sources and detectors.
The course discusses basic principles of modulation, demodulation and transfer of information by light. Topics include wave description of modulation and demodulation (AM, FM, PM), inter-symbol interference, effects of coherence of light and noise, generation and detection of light. Some of the techniques will be demonstrated experimentally. Students will gain basic knowledge of modulation and detection of optical signal and hands-on experience with corresponding experimental techniques.
Basic knowledge of wave optics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

Attendance, active participation in class, final oral exam.
Recommended literature
  • Saleh, B.E.A., Teich, M.C. (2007). Fundamentals of Photonics, 2nd edition. Wiley.

Study plans that include the course
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