Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 one hour lectures per week and up to 10 workshops of 3 hour duration |
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Admission into the 364AA Master of Telecommunications Engineering.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Prof Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas
Lightwave systems are fundamentally changing the way we communicate through broadband communications, helping clinicians to perform a range of medical procedures and diagnosis supported by advanced biomedical instrumentation and even in the way we live in our homes through sophisticated interactive televisions and security systems.
This subject will explore the physical principles and issues that arise in the design of lightwave systems often found in those key industry sectors. Students will study topics from: Transmission of light over wave guides; production of light by lasers; light modulation; conversion of light signals to electrical signals; optical multiplexing and demultiplexing; light amplification; dispersion and dispersion compensation; optical nonlinearities; modulation and advanced detection schemes. This material will be complemented by exposure to lightwave systems and measurement techniques in the laboratory
This subject will explore the physical principles governing the generation, modulation, amplification, guiding, transmission, multiplexing, demultiplexing and detection of light and issues that arise in the design of lightwave systems such as transmission impairments, noise. Students learn selected examples of lightwave systems and methods for design, modelling and testing of simple lightwave systems.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
On completing this subject the student should be able to:
Hurdle requirement: Students must pass the exam to pass the subject.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1, 2 and 3 are assessed in the mid-semester exam and the final written exam, ILO 4 is assessed in the submitted laboratory reports.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Credit may not be obtained for both
ELEN40009(431-466) RF, Microwave and Optoelectronics and ELEN90059 Lightwave Systems
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The subject uses lectures and problem solving sessions in conjunction with workshops which provides students with hands-on laboratory tasks to master the advanced topics and learn to operate and use a range of lightwave, microwave and electronic test and measurement as well as software tools used in the design and testing of lightwave systems.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
A prescribed text book and a range of recommended reading list comprised of texts available from the library.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
Students are encouraged to follow the relevant areas through relevant national (e.g. Engineers Australia, Australian Institute of Physics and Australian Optical Society) and international institutions (e.g. IEEE Photonics Society and Optical Society of America) and their resources.
Master of Telecommunications Engineering |
B-ENG Electrical Engineering stream |
Master of Engineering (Electrical with Business)
Master of Engineering (Electrical)
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