New professionally written lab assignments are now freely available to OptiSystem users.  Professors will need to personally request the “answers” password by emailing info@optiwave.com with their full signature (name, position, university, address).

LESSON 1 – LASER Transmitters

Investigate the L-I curves and spectrum of a FP Laser and observe the effects of different cavity characteristics. Learn to perform parameter sweeps in OptiSystem.

Lab1-LASER-Transmitters-Answers.pdf

LESSON 2 – PIN Photodiode

Investigate the characteristics of PIN Photodiodes and understand the usage of the Lightwave Analyzer component.

Lab2-PIN-Photodiode-Answers.pdf

LESSON 3 – Loss and Power Budget

Investigate the effect of loss on optical system performance and characterize the system with the power budget equation. Use OptiSystem to optimize the fiber length of a communication system.

Lab3-Loss-and-Power-Budget-Answers.pdf

LESSON 4 – Multimode Optical Fiber

Determine the optical modes that exist for multimode step index fibers and investigate their performance on optical systems.

Lab4-Multimode-Optical-Fiber-Answers.pdf

LESSON 5 – Single Mode Fiber – Dispersion

Characterize analytically and through simulation the effects of dispersion on optical systems.

Lab5-Single-Mode-Fiber-Dispersion-Answers.pdf

LESSON 6 – Optical Amplifiers – Erbium Doped Fibers

Study the characteristics of EDFAs alone and in a system. Reanalyze the importance of receiver noise and the effect of amplification on the quality of an optical system.

Lab6-Optical-Amplifiers-Erbium-Doped-Fibers-Answers.pdf

LESSON 7 – Single Mode Fiber – Nonlinearity

Characterize analytically and through simulation the effects of nonlinearity on optical systems.

Lab7-Single-Mode-Fiber-Nonlinearity-Answers.pdf

LESSON 8 – QAM Transmitter

Investigate the method for measuring the BER accurately and the distortions present in coherent modulators.

Lab8-QAM-Transmitter-Answers.pdf

LESSON 9 – QAM Receiver

Build a coherent receiver based on the 90 degree optical hybrid and further investigate the QAM format.

Lab9-QAM-Receiver-Answers.pdf

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