IO2654 Optical Networking 7.5 credits

Optiska nätverk

The aim of this course is to provide the students with a basic understanding of what optical networks are, and how they work. More in detail the main contents of course are: 

  • Basics on communication networks
  • Layered network models
  • The optical layer and the WDM concept
  • Optical Networks static design
  • Dynamic provisioning in optical networks
  • Optical network survivability
  • Control and management  for optical networks
  • Optical access networks

Please note that this course requires a minimum number of 10 students registered. The course MAY be cancelled is this minimum number is not met

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • Basics on communication networks
  • Layered network models
  • The optical layer
  • Optical Networks static design
  • Dynamic provisioning in optical networks
  • Optical network survivability
  • Control and management  for optical networks
  • Optical access networks

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course a student should be able to:

  • define the main possibilities and limitations of optical network technologies
  • identify and illustrate the main differences between optical networking and traditional networking
  • solve simple WDM network design and optimization problems
  • analyze the concept and compare and assess the benefits of optical layer survivability
  • identify, illustrate, and compare the main issues in management and control of optical networks  

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Bachelor's degree in physics, electrical engineering or equivalent degree

Recommended prerequisites

It is assumed that students have a background in fiber optics systems (e.g., IO2653 and IO2655).

Student are also assumed to have a basic knowledge in communication networks (i.e., basic definitions, network categories, and concepts).

Finally students are assumed to have basic programming and coding skills (no specific language is required), enough to be able to carry out the project assignment at the end of the course.

Equipment

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Literature

Optical WDM Networks, B. MukherjeeUpplaga: 1 Förlag: Springer År: 2006ISBN: 0-387-29188-1

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • ANN1 - Assignments, 2.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 5.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

To pass the course one needs to pass a written exam (3 credits) and a homeassignments (4.5 credits).

The final grade will be based on the results from the exam and project work. To pass the course the students shall meet all goals of the course. For higher grade the students shall be able to show that they understand WDM network optimization issues and survivability mechanisms as well as have deeper knowladge about optical network management and control.

From 2007-07-01 the grades will include seven levels (A, B, C, D, E, Fx, F).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Paolo Monti

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web IO2654

Offered by

EECS/Communication

Main field of study *

Information Technology, Information and Communication Technology

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Paolo Monti