SK3883 Fiber-Optic Communication 9.0 credits

Fiberoptisk kommunikation

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This course has no currently valid course syllabus.

The high ways of the IT society are the optical fibers. An optical fiber can transport several tens of terabit per second over hundreds of kilometers. Fiber-optic communication is an established technique but is simultaneously in rapid technical development towards higher bit-rates and more complex networks. The course will give you the knowledge in order to understand both the fundamentals and the rapid development, that you as professional engineer can use the fiber optics efficiently. The course treats important devices as optical fibers, laser diodes, optical detectors, and receivers from physical and transmission system point of view. You will also learn how to optimise optical communication links and calculate the bit error rate. The course follows the undergraduate course IO2653 but includes also a project assignment where the student will design and simulate a fiber-optic system. The language is english

  • Educational level

    Third cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

  • Subject area

  • Grade scale

Information for research students about course offerings

The course is given annually if there at least five undergraduate or graduate students have registered in the advance cours.

Recommended prerequisites

It is anticipated that the students are acquainted with:
- Waveguides: Wave equation and the concept of modes. 
- Solid-state electronics: p-n-junction
- Circuit theory: Impulse response, convolution, transfer function of linear systems.
- Signal theory: Auto correlation function, power spectral density


Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics


Sergei Popov (


Sergei Popov <>

Supplementary information

The course follows the undergraduate course SK2811 but includes also a project assignment where the student will design and/or simulate a fiber-optic system.