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ECE 523 Photonics and Optical Communications  
         
This course investigates photonic devices at the component level and examines the generation, propagation and detection of light in the context of optical communication systems. Topics include planar and cylindrical optical waveguides, LEDs, lasers,optical amplifiers, integrated optical and photodetectors, design tradeoffs for optical systems, passive optical networks, and wavelength division multiplexed systems.
 
Pre-Requisites:None
Co-Requisites:None
Restrictions:None
Credits: 3