Master of Technology in Optoelectronics and Optical Communication

Interdisciplinary Program

Programme Code: JOP

The programme has been started in 1980 with a focus on research in the field of Fibre Optics and Optical Communication. Main participating departments/ centers are Physics, Electrical Engineering, IDDC, and CARE. This programme has received fundings from the Government agencies like MHRD, DST, DIT (formerly DoE), and DoT. In addition, R&D work has also attracted considerable international collaboration from universities in UK, France and National Institute of Standards and Technology in the USA. The development work has led to commercialization of a fiber optic educational kit and an erbium doped fiber amplifier.

The programme carries research in the following areas: analytical and numerical modelling of the propagation characteristics of optical fibres and integrated optical waveguides, design and simulation of novel in-line fibre optic components such as polarizers, directional couplers, and mode filters, characterisation of birefringent fibres, development of optical fibre-based sensors, nonlinear interactions in fibre and integrated optical waveguides, Optical Amplifier, Coherent optical communication, Optical Networks, QoS issues of WDM Networks, SONET / SDH, fiber in Access Networks, Erbium Doped Fibre Amplifiers (EDFA), Raman Fiber Amplifiers, Dispersion Compensating Fibres (DCF), Fibre Bragg Gratings (FBG), fibre optic sensors for civil engineering structures, photonic bandgap fibres, free space optical systems, OCDMA systems, etc.

The Programme is open to students having B. Tech (Electrical/ Electronics and Communication Engineering) or M.Sc (Physics) degree.