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School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Optical Communication Networks
Optical Communication Networks
Fall 2017
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Wave propagation through fiber, dispersion, and polarization; multiplexing techniques, WDM; optical networking components; optical transmission systems design; all-optical networking, broadcast star, and wavelength routing networks. Performance analysis, survivability, control, and management; optical access networks.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to:
1. Understand the fundamental concepts of fiber-optic communications and networks
2. Understand trade-offs in fiber-optic network design
3. Become familiar with the state of the art in optical networking
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cbeil (Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:39:16 GMT): Rollback: The learning outcomes need to be written from the perspective of what students will learn and be able to do once the course is completed. The outcomes state what will be taught--not what students will be expected to learn.
riffat (Tue, 06 Oct 2015 20:04:33 GMT): Rollback: See Cheryl Beil’s comments. Please provide learning outcomes.
cbeil (Sun, 27 Mar 2016 19:34:12 GMT): Rollback: Course needs learning outcomes--what students are expected to know after taking this course.
riffat (Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:49:39 GMT): Rollback: Please address Cheryl's comments.
gharris (Wed, 10 Aug 2016 20:29:35 GMT): Rollback: See earlier notes re: learning outcomes. Learning outcomes are statements that begin with "At the end of this course students will be able to..."
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