Fiber Optic Theory & Design

Course Outline

  1. Introductions
    1. Discussion of course content
    2. Review of course objectives
  2. The History of Fiber Optics
    1. Fiber applications
    2. Benefits of fiber
    3. Deployment of hybrid fiber/conventional cable networks
  3. Theory and Principles of Fiber Transmission
    1. Properties of light
    2. Fiber transmission light sources
    3. The electromagnetic spectrum
    4. Transmission frequencies
    5. Understanding refraction and reflection
  4. Construction and Fiber Classifications
    1. Fiber optic cable construction
    2. Classification of fiber types and uses
      1. Multimode Step Index (MMSI)
      2. Multimode Graded Index (MMGI)
      3. Singlemode Step Index (SMSI)
    3. Fiber core sizes and characteristics
      1. Numerical aperture
      2. Selecting correct fiber for the job
      3. The importance of propagation
      4. The effects of dispersion on a fiber loop and dispersion types
  5. What Affects Fiber Performance
    1. What is attenuation in a fiber installation
    2. Measuring attenuation
    3. Establishing preventive maintenance plans
  6. Design of Fiber Loops and Systems
    1. Identify basic components of a fiber optic loop
    2. Power Budget Calculations
    3. Power Budget Calculation exercises
  7. Review and Examination Standards
    1. Course objectives review
    2. Written examination