Course Information
Lectures on Fiber Optics at
Fujikura Fiber Optics Vietnam LTD
Contents
Three main contents:
 Optics.
 Fiber Optics.
 Mechanical Properties of Optical Fiber.
Additional Contents:
 Optical transmitters and receivers, Passive
and active optical components
Contents in Details and Time Table
Week / Date
1 / Apr. 11
2 / Apr. 18
3 / Apr. 25
4 / May. 9
5 / May 16
6 / May 23
7 / May 30
8 / Jun. 6
9 / Jun. 13
10 / Jun. 20
11 / Jun. 27
12 / Jul. 4
Lectures
Introduction: History, components, applications;
optical communication systems
Ray theory transmission, Electromagnetic waves:
Maxwell’s equations
Electromagnetic mode for optical fiber propagation,
fiber types: step index and graded index fibers
Fiber losses and loss compensation techniques
Fiber dispersion and dispersion compensation
techniques
Fiber fabrication techniques, optical fibers and its
characteristics
Optical fiber cables
Optical fiber connections and splices
Attenuation, dispersion, refractive index measurement
Numerical aperture, diameter, field measurement
Optical transmitters and receivers
Passive and active optical components
Comments
Reference Books
 [1] John M. Senior, Optical Fiber Communications, 2nd
edition, Prentice-Hall, 1992.
 [2] Gerd Keiser, Optical Fiber Communication, 3rd
edition, McGraw-Hill, 2000.
 [3] Govind P. Agarwal, Optical Communication Systems,
3rd edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002.
 [4] John Crisp, Barry Elliott, Introduction to Fiber Optics,
3rd edition, Newnes, 2005
 [5] Harry J. R. Dutton, Understanding Optical
Communications, IBM, 1998
 [6] Barry Elliott, Mike Gilmore, Fiber Optic Cabling, 2nd
edition, Newnes, 2002.
Lecture Hours
2 hours / lecture  2 times / week  12
weeks
1 lecture hour = 60 min. (10 min. break
included)
2 classes: morning: 9:00AM – 11:00AM;
afternoon: 2:00PM – 4:00PM, 30PAX/class
Exams
Three exams for each main content
Exam time: 20-30 minutes
After finish each main content
Contact Information
Trần Thanh Ngôn
Department of Telecommunications Engineering,
Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
Hochiminh City University of Technology (HCMUT).
B3 Building, 268 Ly Thuong Kiet St., District 10, HCMC.
Tel.: (08) 3865 4184 (office)
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Webpage for the course:
http://www4.hcmut.edu.vn/~ttngon/fiberoptics