Optical Information Science
TeachersKONDO, Naoki
Grade, SemesterYear 4 I/III [Department of Information Science Correspondence Course, Faculty of Science and Engineering]
CategorySpecial Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number4D305

Course Description

The development speed of internet technology during the past several decades is remarkable, and the ubiquitous society becomes general for all people. Everybody knows "net" which means internet. But, optical transmission system which contains optical fiber and related devices are not well known. In this class, the basic technology of the optical fiber system are explained. This lecture corresponds to DP4.

Course Objectives

Students will understand that optical fiber system has 3 major items such as optical fibers, light sources, and light detector. And for long distance transmission, amplifier and recovery signal systems are indispensable.
Students will understand both of optical physics and optical fiber transmission function.

Grading Policy

Two tests 40% (20% each time)
Final test 60%

Textbook and Reference

TextbookReference book



Students must bring their own scientific calculator.



1Abstracts; optical fiber and its system
2Optical physics; rectilinear propagation of light. Diffraction and interference

3Structure of the optical fiber

4Optical transmission loss; structure factor and material factors

5Raw material of optical fiber and manufacturing method

7Some devices required in optical transmission

8Optical switch, multiplexer and demultiplexer

9Transmission loss ; dB

10Long distant transmission system and amplifiers

11Photon; particle property

13Photonic crystal

14Future of the optical fiber

15summary and test