Title

A Modern and Interactive Approach to Learning Laser and Optical Communications

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Blackwell Publishers Ltd

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Engineering and Mathematics

RAS ID

347

Comments

This article was originally published as: Minasian, R., & Alameh, K. (2002). A Modern and Interactive Approach to Learning Laser and Optical Communications. British Journal of Educational Technology, 33, 237-242. Original article available here

Abstract

A novel photonics simulation experiment module that offers students an understanding and visualization of how lasers can be modulated to encode data signals onto optical carriers for optical fiber communications is described. The module includes pseudo-random digital inputs and decoding of bit error rates to enable realistic simulation of the key aspects for optical communications and allows students to investigate critical effects in optical communications. The module uses a student-centered approach to learning, and student feedback has been extremely positive, resulting in successful learning outcomes.

DOI

10.1111/1467-8535.00258

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1111/1467-8535.00258