Areas of Expertise
- Applied Photonics
- Optical Fibre Communication
This module presents the essential element of modern optical networks, both in backbone and broadband access scenarios. The module evaluates WDM, the most popular, bandwidth-rich contemporary approach and also others, including optical time multiplexing and photonic packet switching. Relevant client layers and principles of networking design and planning are covered. Key demonstrators and field hardened trials are also presented.
This module presents the essential element of modern optical communication systems based on single mode optical fibres from the core to the access network. The module concentrated on the fundamental properties of optical fibres and the principles of operation of systems including WDM based high capacity transport networks. The module provides an introduction to modern WDM systems and modulation formats. Laboratory activities are included.
To provide grounding in engineering analysis methods for students without the background of A level mathematics. The module will provide basic concepts and prepare students for EG-066. The module will introduce some of the key mathematical techniques used in engineering. These will be related to common engineering problems.
To provide a basic grounding in engineering analysis methods for students without the background of A level mathematics. The module will cover the most important analytical functions used in engineering and will relate these to common engineering systems.
To provide additional grounding in basic engineering analysis, through the application of methods covered in 'basic engineering analysis 1a' to common engineering-related mathematical problems. The module will cover numerous examples of engineering analysis, with methods of solution explored in detail via examples class work.
This module presents the fundamentals of optics and elements of modern optical networks. Basics of installation, testing and maintenance fibre optic networks will be covered. Best practices from field are presented.