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Video Title Minutes
00: Course Introduction 6
01: Reasons to Use Fiber 25
02: Using Fiber: The Big Picture 26
02 A: Using Fiber: The Big Picture Part 2 20
03: Light Wave Characteristics 17
04: Types of Optical Fiber 26
05: Wave Length Options 28
06: Optical System Losses 25
07: Optical Sources 19
07 A: Optical Sources Part 2 10
08: Optical Receivers 29
09: Splicing Fiber 32
10: Using Connectors 22
11: Loss Budgets 20
12: Using an OTDR 30
13: Dispersion and Bandwidth 21
14: Measuring Bandwidth 21
15: Course Summary 8
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Total: 6 hours 25 minutes

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Description

This Fiber Optic Communications online training course starts from the basics of communication and then logically and quickly provides a comprehensive knowledge base in this essential communication technology. Training discussions include all aspects of fiber optic systems, including the business case, the technical fundamentals, deployment fiber optic systems and the latest advances.

Prerequisites

None

Objectives

As a result of taking this Fiber Optic Communications online training, you will be able to:
• Define basic terminology and concepts and take the lead in fiber optic discussions.
• Compare and contrast the features, functions, benefits and challenges of fiber optic communications with other wireline and wireless solutions.
• Match communication requirements with practical fiber optic systems.
• Specify optical fibers, cables, connectors, splices, and other transmission equipment.
• Participate in or manage all aspects of the fiber optic system life cycle from planning through design, installation, maintenance, upgrading and troubleshooting.
• Identify when and how to test fiber optic systems by use of power meters and OTDRs.
• Monitor fiber optics evolution to higher performance and greater market penetration.

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Prerequisites

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Fiber Optic Communications Outline

Module 00: Fiber Optic Communications Online Training - Course Introduction

Module 01: Reasons to Use Fiber
• Communication networks
• Fiber in communications networks
• Analog and digital transport
• Band width
• Communications quality: SNR, BER
• Fiber system
• Fiber construction

Module 02: Using Fiber: The Big Picture
• Effects on data transmission
• Fiber types
• Fiber performance comparisons
• Optical transmitters and receivers
• Performance comparisons
• Fiber cables
• Joining fibers
• Fiber solutions

Module 02 A: Using Fiber: The Big Picture Part 2

Module 03: Light Wave Characteristics
• Light wave characteristics
• Reflection and refraction
• Fiber types

Module 04: Types of Optical Fiber
• Index profiles
• Numerical aperture
• Manufacturing fibers

Module 05: Wave Length Options
• Power and loss considerations
• Attenuation characteristics
• Windows of operation

Module 06: Optical System Losses
• External effects on loss
• Aging effects
• Specialized fibers
• Loss specifications
• Measuring fiber loss
• Couplers and splitters

Module 07: Optical Sources
• Data in light wave form
• Types of sources
• Source spectra
• LED characteristics
• Laser diode characteristics
• Complexity of laser based systems
• Comparison of LEDs and lasers

Module 07 A: Optical Sources Part 2

Module 08: Optical Receivers
• Fiber receivers
• PiNFET receivers
• APD receivers
• Receiver sensitivities
• Choosing a proper receiver
• Practical examples
• Advances in fiber communications

Module 09: Splicing Fiber
• Connector and splice loss
• Reasons for insertion loss
• Summarizing connector splice losses
• Fiber mismatches
• Splicing fibers
• Using splices

Module 10: Using Connectors
• Connector components
• Commonly used connectors
• Connector specifications
• Installing connectors
• Patch panels and patch cords
• Connector Insertion loss and return loss

Module 11: Loss Budgets
• Power budget overview
• Receiver specifications
• Power Budget: Fiber loss
• Fiber Budget: Splice and connector loss
• Overall link loss
• Managing the power budget

Module 12: Using an OTDR
• OTDR
• Interpreting OTDR displays
• When to use an OTDR
• Optical troubleshooting
• Light wave amplification
• Specialized cables

Module 13: Dispersion and Bandwidth
• Dispersion and bandwidth
• Sources of dispersion
• Cause of dispersion
• Chromatic dispersion
• SMF optical bandwidth
• Multi-mode dispersion
• Multi-mode fiber optical bandwidth

Module 14: Measuring Bandwidth
• Determining optical bandwidth
• Optical bandwidth examples
• Mathematical determination of bandwidth
• System bandwidth
• System bandwidth factors
• Predicting system bandwidth
• Managing system bandwidth
• Troubleshooting system bandwidth
• Latest advances

Module 15: Fiber Optic Communications Online Training - Course summary

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