440-4130/01 – Measurements in optical communications II (MOK II)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of TelecommunicationsCredits3
Subject guarantorIng. Jan Látal, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Jan Látal, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
CUB021 Ing. Jakub Čubík, Ph.D.
FAJ072 Ing. Marcel Fajkus, Ph.D.
LAT04 Ing. Jan Látal, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 0+3
Part-time Graded credit 0+10

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Graduates of the course will learn to apply methods of measuring important parameters of optical elements, transmission lines, and optical networks, identify and classify faults, analyze and evaluate the quality of services in optical networks.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs
Teaching by an expert (lecture or tutorial)


In the course, students will get an idea of important parameters on terminal equipment and transmission lines and their impact on the quality of optical network services. They will learn to use suitable measuring instruments and apply appropriate measurement methods to evaluate the condition of measured parts in optical networks.

Compulsory literature:

[1] Hui, Rongqing, and Maurice O'Sullivan. Fiber optic measurement techniques. Academic Press, 2009.

Recommended literature:

[1] Agrawal, Govind P. Fiber-optic communication systems. Vol. 222. John Wiley & Sons, 2012.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

During the semester, students gain points for submitting 4 protocols, processing a semester project, and passing 2 tests. The minimum number for credit is 20 points out of 40. The exam takes the form of a written test, the minimum number of points from the exam is set at 11 points.


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Other requirements

There are no additional requirements for students.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures Basic terms and definitions: radiation sources, detectors and optical fibers Methods and instruments for measuring attenuation of transmission lines and optical elements Spectral and polarization properties of radiation sources and methods of their measurement Methods and instruments for measuring dispersion parameters of transmission lines Compensation of dispersion characteristics Quality of optical network services Measurement of quality parameters of optical network services Laboratory tasks Measurement of power, spectral and polarization properties of radiation sources and detectors Measurement of transmission line attenuation (direct methods, reflectometric methods) Measurement of dispersion parameters of transmission lines Measurement of quality parameters of optical network services Simulation tasks Chromatic dispersion compensation Comparison of modulation formats in optical networks

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2022/2023 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Graded credit Graded credit 100  51 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Completion of the course is conditional on obtaining a classified credit in the exercises (protocols, tests, project), i.e. a minimum of 51 points.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Completion of all mandatory tasks within individually agreed deadlines.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0714A060020) Communication and Information Technology P Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan
2022/2023 (N0714A060020) Communication and Information Technology K Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan

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