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June 23, 2011 — The Light Brigade is pleased to announce its newest menu-based DVD, titled Fiber Optic System Design. This DVD demonstrates how to design a fiber optic transmission system that will suit your requirements now and for years to come. The content focuses on issues that are critical when designing local, metropolitan, and wide area networks, including physical layout, component integration, and calculating loss budgets.

The DVD's individual chapters discuss a myriad of design processes from simple point-to-point networks to the more advanced DWDM, ROADM, and FTTH/FTTB systems. Special focus is given to the factors that can degrade signal quality, including attenuation, dispersion (for single-mode fibers), and bandwidth (for multimode fibers). New technologies for 100 Gb/s systems are discussed, and challenges and examples are provided for various applications. The chapters include:

  • The design process

  • Transmission systems

  • Multimode bandwidth

  • Multimode loss budgets

  • Single-mode dispersion

  • Single-mode loss budgets

  • WDM systems

  • ROADMs

  • FTTH

  • System integration

Bonus materials provided on the DVD include a student quiz, with matching instructor version, written in Microsoft Word format to allow for customization for your specific needs.

For additional information on The Light Brigade, visit, email or call 1(800) 451-7128 of 1(206) 575-0404.

About The Light Brigade
Since 1987, The Light Brigade has instructed more than 43,000 attendees in its public and custom classes on fiber optic design, maintenance, and testing, including advanced topics such as FTTx, DWDM, and PMD/CD. In addition to creating custom courses tailored to any need or skill level, the company produces educational DVDs and CDs.