Microwave and Fibre Optics

Course Code: WLS 5500

Academic Year: 2022-2023

This course combines microwave technology and fibre optics technology to take advantage of many of the same properties like reflection, refraction and propagation of electromagnetic waves through waveguides that govern both technologies. Also studied will be differences between the technologies: very different wavelengths and types and sizes of waveguides will be introduced. To enhance learning, detectors, waveguides and other components and experiments will also be a part of the course. For the microwave portion, the principles and unique techniques employed in the telecommunication field will be studied. In addition, selection of suitable waveguides, impedance matching of discontinuities, return loss and noise measurement are also examined.