Basic structural and functional characteristics of the optical communications systems and networks. Transmission properties of the optical fiber, optical transmitters, amplifiers, filters and receivers. Optical communications system architectures , modulation / demodulation schemes. High bit rate linear and nonlinear systems. Optical time and wavelength division multiplexing. Basic architectiutre of core, metro and access networks
G.P. Agrawal, “Communication Systems woth Optical Fibers” 4th Edition 2012, Tziolas Publ.