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ONS - Optical Networks and Systems

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

30.41 Criegee HS (R104) (L)
30.41 Chemie Hörsaal Nr. 1 (HS1) (T)


Tue  14:00 - 15:30 (L)
Wed 15:45 - 17:15 (T)

Start: Tue, 18.10.2016 (L), Starting date for tutorial is Wed, 02.11.2016 (T)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Randel

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

23471 (T)

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

The registration period is expired. (01:00:00 2016-10-13 - 01:00:00 2016-10-31)

Contents and General Information

ONS Overview
Overview "Optical Networks and Systems"
  • 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_1617_2017-02-13.zip 2017-02-13 15:56 17.32 MB
ONS Tutorial Problem Sets & Solutions
  Name Date Size
ONS_ProblemSet1.zip 2016-10-31 11:06 152.45 KB
ONS_ProblemSet2.zip 2016-11-07 16:28 60.29 KB
ONS_ProblemSet3.zip 2016-11-17 10:05 124.66 KB
ONS_ProblemSet4.zip 2016-12-13 11:12 7.25 KB
ONS_ProblemSet5.zip 2016-12-20 18:34 73.76 KB
ONS_ProblemSet6.zip 2017-01-17 13:58 138.07 KB
ONS_ProblemSet7.zip 2017-01-31 19:19 151.72 KB
ONS_ProblemSet_Solutions.zip 2017-02-13 21:18 10.93 MB


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.