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Instructor: Andreas Othonos  


• Fiber optics fundamentals, introduction to fiber optics and planar waveguides
• Chromatic Dispersion, Losses and Loss mechanism in optical fiber
• Fabrication of optical fiber, material properties
• Non-linear phenomena in optical fiber
• Measurements of important fiber characteristics
• Introduction to photosensitivity in optical fibers, fabrication of Bragg gratings in optical fibers and their properties, theory of Bragg gratings
• Basic fiber optic communication systems, applications of fibers and fiber Bragg gratings for telecommunications


• Project on selected topic in the area of optical fibers and fiber Bragg gratings in telecommunications 40%
• Presentation of selected topic 10%
• Final exam on all material 50%