Fiber Characterization Fundamentals

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This two-day class combines classroom learning and hands-on testing skills to provide an understanding of the principles behind building and maintaining high speed optical networks. Key parameters such as polarization mode dispersion (PMD), chromatic dispersion (CD), and optical return loss (ORL) need to be calculated in order to evaluate system capabilities and network upgrades to higher bit rate systems.

This intermediate level class requires basic knowledge of fiber optic theory. It is intended for people involved with equipment or outside plant where fiber characterization is needed to assure proper operation of 10 Gb/s or higher data rates.

Course Level

Intermediate to expert. This class requires basic knowledge of fiber optic theory, as well as field experience, equivalent formal training such as the Fiber Optics 1-2-3 course, or viewing Light Brigade’s staff development videos (available online or as DVDs).

Course Length

Two days of mixed classroom learning and hands-on exercises

Course Content

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