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Types and applications of optical fibers; ray analysis of multimode fibres; characteristics of single-mode fibres including experiments; losses and dispersion in fibres; fibre fabrication; cabling and handling fibres.

Waveguiding in integrated optics & fibres; fabrication processes, optical substrates; modelling methods, manufacturing constraints on design; Photonic devices: Operating principles & applications of waveguuide-based devices, selected from the following list: tapers, couplers, polarisers, Bragg gratings, filters, interferometers, fibre lasers & amplifiers; Operation application of LEDs, lasers, & detectors.

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