Knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course the student will acquire the basic knowledge relating electromagnetic propagation at optical frequencies in dielectric guiding structures, such as guides and optical fibers. These knowledge is necessary in order to understand the operation principles of telecommunication systems. The student has to acquire the knowledge of operation principles of fundamental devices, such as lasers, optical amplifiers, optical couplers and gratings. New approaches and analysis tools will be provided as long as important novelty in the field of photonics and optoelectronics.Applying knowledge and understanding
-analysis and description of the architecture of an optical fiber telecommunication system;- evaluate the main characteristics and specifications of the main photonic devices;- find the solutions for the project of optical fibers and photonic devices for several applicationsMaking judgements
On passing the exam the student will develop the ability to critically evaluate the properties of several devices. The skill of analyzing data sheets of optical devices, also very complex ones, in order to predict their behavior and design their utilization.Communication skills
On passing the exam the student should acquire good language property, in particular as regards the technical terminology specific of the course.Learning skills
Students who take the course will be able to deepen their knowledge in the field of photonic devices by consulting on their own specialized texts or dissemination journals, even outside of the topics covered closely in class.