In this paper we describe a new family of teaching packages designed to offer a practical introduction for graduate students of Science and Engineering to the topic of wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) in fibre optics. The teaching packages described here provide students with the background theory before embarking on a series of practical experiments to demonstrate the operation and characterisation of WDM components and systems. The packages are designed in a modular format to allow the user to develop from the fundamentals of fibre optical components through to the concepts of WDM and dense WDM (DWDM) systems and onto advanced topics covering aspects of Bragg gratings. This paper examines the educational objectives, background theory, and typical results for these educational packages.
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||10th International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics - Ottawa, Canada|
Duration: 3 Jun 2007 → 5 Jun 2007
|Conference||10th International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics|
|Abbreviated title||ETOP 2007|
|Period||3/06/07 → 5/06/07|
- optical WDM components
- student teaching laboratories
Mauchline, I., Walsh, D., Moodie, D., Conner, S., Johnstone, W., & Culshaw, B. (2007). Practical introduction to optical WDM components and systems in student teaching laboratories. Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, Ottawa, Canada.