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Optical Fibres

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Senthil Ganapathy
Academic year

Module overview

In-depth knowledge of optical fibres as a light guiding medium is vital for understanding most other areas of optical fibre technology (telecommunications, sensors), and as support for practical work in this field. This module will describe the core areas of passive optical fibres. Fundamentals of propagation of light through optical fibres will be introduced. The nonlinear phenomena and their application in fibre optics will be briefly introduced. Knowledge of optical materials as a fundamental tool for understanding optical fibres, including their various types and fabrication will be covered. The operating principles and key properties of a variety of optical fibres will be followed by technologies relating to fibre fabrication and fibre characterisation.

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