Fiber Optics Technology & Applications Training

Fiber Optics Technology & Applications Training


Fiber Optics Technology & Applications Training Course Description

This three-day Fiber Optics Technology & Applications Training is de­signed for technical people with a wide variety of backgrounds who wish to enhance their understand­ing of Fiber-Optics or become famil­iar with the applications of FO. The various properties of Fibers of a wide variety of types will be discussed along with applications for which they can be used. Special emphasis will be put on using fibers for Laser Power Delivery, a subject not found in textbooks.

Fiber Optics Technology & Applications TrainingRelated Courses:

Duration:3 days

Skills Gained:

• What are the Emerging issues for the use of Fiber-Optic system in both military and commercial applications
• Future Opportunities in Fiber-Optics applications, and much more!)
• Overcoming Challenges in Fiber-Optic Systems (bandwidth expansion, real-time global connectivity, survivability & more)
• Measuring the Key Performance Tradeoffs (cost vs. size/weight vs. availability vs. power vs. transmission distance)
• Tools and Techniques for Meeting the Requirements of Data Rate, Availability, and transmitting high power beams without damage to the fiber or degradation of the light transmitted.

Customize It:

With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Course Content:

Intro to FO, Fundamentals, Components, Communications Fiber Optic Communication Systems. Introduction to analog and digital fiber optic systems including terrestrial, undersea, CATV, gigabit Ethernet, RF antenna remoting, and plastic optical fiber data links.

Types of Fibers, Properties of Fibers, Fiber Material, Structure, etc. Optics and Lightwave Fundamentals. Ray theory, numerical aperture, diffraction, electromagnetic waves, polarization, dispersion, Fresnel reflection, optical waveguides, birefringence, phase velocity, group velocity.

Specialty Fibers, Cabling, Light Sources Optical Fibers. Step-index fibers, graded-index fibers, attenuation, optical modes, dispersion, non-linearity, fiber types, bending loss.

Transmitters, Receivers, Amplification, Regeneration & Wavelength. Optical Transmitters. Introduction to semiconductor physics, FP, VCSEL, DFB lasers, direct modulation, linearity, RIN noise, dynamic range, temperature dependence, bias control, drive circuitry, threshold current, slope efficiency, chirp. Lasers, LEDS, Fiber Amplifiers, wavelength and technology options. Optical Receivers. Quantum properties of light, PN, PIN, APD, design, thermal noise, shot noise, sensitivity characteristics, BER, front end electronics, bandwidth limitations, linearity, quantum efficiency. Optical Amplifiers. EDFA, Raman, semiconductor, gain, noise, dynamics, power amplifier, pre- amplifier, line amplifier.

Connector, Couplers, WDM Optical Cables and Connectors. Types, construction, fusion splicing, connector types, insertion loss, return loss, connector care. Passive Fiber Optic Components. Couplers, isolators, circulators, WDM filters, Add-Drop multiplexers, attenuators. Specification Sheets. Interpreting optical component spec. sheets – what makes the best design component for a given application.

Switches, Modulators, Measurements, Troubleshooting Optical Modulators. Mach-Zehnder interferometer, Electro-optic modulator, electro-absorption modulator, linearity, bias control, insertion loss, polarization.

Networking, Standards, System Design (briefly)

Network design, Global Telecomm, Regional and Metro (Briefly)

Local Telephone/Access, Internet Networks, Video Transmission (Briefly)

Mobile FO Comms, FO Sensors*, Imaging and Illumination (Briefly)

Applications: Fiber-Optic Applications- Sensors (rotation “Fiber-Optic Gyroscopes”) Fiber-Optic Applications- Illumination & Material Processing (Beam Power through fibers) Fiber-Optic Applications- Bio-Medical

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