Fiber optics introduction

Sample Course Outline

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Optical Fibers and Cables

  • Optical Theory
  • Modes in Optical Fiber
  • Dispersion and Bandwidth of Optical Fibers
  • Optical Fiber Attenuation
  • Choosing the Appropriate Fiber Type
  • Cable Constructions

Light Sources, Receivers, and Modulation

  • Lasers and LEDs for Fiber Optics
  • Analog Vs. Digital Modulation
  • Time and Frequency Division Multiplexing

Fiber Connections

  • Important Specifications for Optical Fiber Connections
  • Cost and Performance Comparison: Fusion vs. Mechanical Splicing
  • Optical Fiber Connector Standards and Performance

Fiber Applications

  • Fiber Optics Advantages for Local Networks
  • Ring and Star Configurations
  • Network Configurations
  • Long Haul Formats and Standards
  • Video Networks

Installing and Testing Optical Fiber Networks

  • Cable Routes for Flexible Systems
  • Patch Panels, Wiring Closets and Connection Points
  • Tests to Verify the Performance of a Fiber Optic Link.
  • Demonstration of Attenuation and OTDR Measurements
  • Troubleshooting Considerations

Future Directions For Optical Fiber Networks

  • Optical Amplifiers
  • Wavelength Division Multiplexing
  • Optical Switching
  • Evolution of Standards
  • Network Configurations
  • Strategic Implications of Fiber Optics Systems