Introduction for Fibre Optic Systems

Course Code: TE101


The course focuses on the installation and maintenance of fibre optic networks deployed either within the network as a transport medium between nodes, or as an access infrastructure between the carrier’s central office and a major customer. Participants learn how to investigate and analyse installation, maintenance, planning and routing options.

Key topics

  • Basic theory of optics: optical fibre types, properties, wave guides and light sources
  • Application of fibre optics to telecommunications: local PSTN, ISDN systems, LAN, long distance transmission and FDDI
  • Transmitters, receivers and repeaters: types, basics of operation, amplification and attenuation, types of amplification and optical amplifiers
  • Components: passive and active components (modulators, filters, isolators and switches)
  • Fibre transmission systems: types of transmission, multiplexing, and other transmission formats
  • Fibre system standards: SONET, SDH, FDDI, MIL-STD-1773, AR1773, ARINC 636, OD-C-85045, IEEE 812, ANSI Z-136
  • Fibre optic cabling: splicing, connecting, testing, types and installation of connectors
  • Tests and measurements: basics of optical measurement, testing fibre cable systems, measurement instruments and errors.

Target audience

Individuals requiring a technical understanding of fibre optic cable concepts and applications.

This course can be organised on request. To receive further information or to request this course to be organised for your organisation, please use the booking form below.

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