ESP Biography


Major: Electrical Engineering

College/Employer: Stanford University

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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E166: Building an Optical Communication System in Splash! Fall 2008 (Oct. 18, 2008)
Optical systems are the backbone of today's modern telecommunications, carrying voice, data and video from continent to continent at the speed of light. They are even being used to carry data in modern supercomputers. In this class we will learn the basics of optical communication systems- the laser that transmits the information, the optical fiber that carries it, and the photodetector that receives it- and build our own! We will explore modern topics in optical communications, including current challenges and what lies in the future. The structure of this class will consist of a series of short discussions and a hands-on laboratory exercise.