Single-Course English 5 ECTS

PhD Course – Digital Optical Communication Receivers

Overall Course Objectives

Understand and apply digital signal processing algorithms for optical communication receivers with advanced modulation formats.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze and implement algorithms for digital demodulation
  • Analyze and implement algorithms for clock recovery
  • Analyze and implement algorithms for synchronization
  • Analyze and implement algorithms for phase and frequency estimation
  • Analyze and implement algorithms for channel equalization
  • Understand the relation between the algorithms and the physical realization of the optical links
  • Knowledge of efficient implementations to be used in actual systems
  • Apply digital signal processing algorithms specifically related to the participant’s ph.d. project

Course Content

The main topics are:
– Digital demodulation
– Clock recovery
– Phase recovery
– Frequency estimation
– Synchronization algorithms
– Channel estimation and equalization

The course is conducted as a reading and discussion meeting with the teachers. Assignments will be handed out to each student and discussed every course meeting. The assignments will be based on the book: Digital Communication Receivers: Synchronization, Channel Estimation, and Signal Processing by H. Meyr et al. The assignments will be chosen according to the students’ needs and interests.

Recommended prerequisites

Principles of digital communications, Introduction to digital signal processing, Matlab programming
Optical communications

Teaching Method

Seminars, group work and presentations by participants.

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13 weeks




DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 34190
Course type PhD
Semester start Week 35
Semester end Week 48

10.600,00 DKK