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ONS - Optical Networks and Systems

ONS - Optical Networks and Systems
Type: Lecture (L) + Tutorial (T)
Semester: Winter Term

30.10 R3.42 IPQ Seminar Room (L)
30.41 Chemie Hörsaal Nr. 3 (HS3) (T)


Tue  11:30 - 13:00 (L)
Wed 14:00 - 15:30 (T)

Start: Tue, 17.10.2017 (L), Starting date for tutorial is Wed, 25.10.2017 (T)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Randel

SWS: 2 (+1)
Lv-No.: 23470 (L)

23471 (T)

Please note that the ONS lecture will take place in 30.10 R3.42 IPQ Seminar Room!

Registration for Lecture Participation: "Optical Networks and Systems (ONS)" by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Randel

The registration period is expired. (01:00:00 2017-10-13 - 01:00:00 2017-11-13)

Contents and General Information

ONS Overview
Overview "Optical Networks and Systems"
ONS Agenda WS 2017/18
Agenda Winter Term 17/18
  • Photonic interconnects: rack-to-rack, board-to-board, chip-to-chip, datacenter interconnects, intensity modulation, direct detection, single-mode fiber vs. multi-mode fiber, serial vs. parallel optics, space-division multiplexing vs. wavelength-division multiplexing, Ethernet (10G, 40G, 100G), Fibre Channel, scaling and energy efficiency.
  • Access networks: fiber-to-the-X, passive optical networks (GPON, EPON, NG-PON2, WDM PON), statistical multiplexing vs. point-to-point
  • Metro- and long-haul networks:
    • System-design aspects: dense WDM (ITU grid), optical amplifiers, chromatic dispersion, coherent detection, optical vs. electronic impairment mitigation, capacity limits.
    • Wavelength switching: wavelength selective switch (WSS), reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM).
    • Standards and protocols: synchronous optical networking and synchronous digital hierarchy (SONET/SDH), optical transport network (OTN), generalized multi-protocol label switching (GMPLS), software-defined networking (SDN).
  • Optical networks in automotive and industrial automation: polymer-optical fiber (POF), MOST Bus, Profibus and Profinet, optical vs. electrical communication links, overcoming bandwidth limitations using digital signal processing.

ONS Lecture Material
  Name Date Size
ONS_1718_Lecture_03_Randel.pdf 2017-11-13 18:48 3.06 MB
ONS Tutorial Problem Sets & Solutions
  Name Date Size
ONS_ProblemSet1_Solution.pdf 2017-11-10 10:30 471.69 KB
ONS_ProblemSet1_V2.pdf 2017-11-10 10:28 317.33 KB
ONS_ProblemSet2_Solution.pdf 2017-11-16 16:39 572.54 KB
ONS_ProblemSet2_V1.pdf 2017-11-16 16:39 184.86 KB
ONS_ProblemSet3_V0.pdf 2017-11-21 17:11 197.74 KB


New Available dates for oral examinations

Online examination registration via the Campus Management System for Students is required for all students of the new Bachelor- and Masterdegree Programm!

Please note that online examination registration for ONS is available from January 27, 2017.

Please contact our secretary Ms. Bernadette Lehmann or Ms. Tatiana Gassmann (by e-mail to office∂ipq.kit.edu with your matriculation number) to make appointments for the oral examinations.