Fiber Optic Communication Systems Training

Commitment 3 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
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Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


DWDM Advanced Training: Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) is a key component of the world’s communications infrastructure. The tremendous growth in telecommunications services is possible today in part through optical networks, where DWDM systems allow much greater bandwidth over existing optical systems. For anyone involved with telecommunication and information technology, understanding this technology is a critical requirement.

In this DWDM Advanced Training course, you will learn the technology, architecture, and applications of DWDM. We will review DWDM system components as well as the end-to-end optical network design process. You will also learn aspects of optical control, network management, and practical deployment issues such as optical submarine cable and access networks. This comprehensive review will provide all the knowledge and skills necessary to design and implement DWDM systems.

  • 3 days of Fiber Optic Communication Systems Training with an expert instructor
  • Fiber Optic Communication Systems Training Electronic Courseware
  • Certificate of Completion
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Upon completing this Fiber Optics Training (LightMaster) course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Understand the theory of fiber optic transmission
  • Describe the components of a fiber optic link
  • Perform validation testing and troubleshooting using fiber optic test and measurement equipment
  • Perform cable preparation, termination, and splicing
  • (Optional) Prepare and sit for the Fiber Optic Installer (FOI) examination, a portable and industry-standard certification administered by Electronic Technicians Association International (ETA-I).
  • We can adapt this Fiber Optic Communication Systems course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Fiber Optic Communication Systems course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Fiber Optic Communication Systems around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Fiber Optic Communication Systems course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Fiber Optic Communication Systems course:

  • All

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Fiber Optic Communication Systems Training course are:

  • N/A


  • 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.
  • Optics and Lightwave Fundamentals. Ray theory, numerical aperture, diffraction, electromagnetic waves, polarization, dispersion, Fresnel reflection, optical waveguides, birefringence, phase velocity, and group velocity.
  • Optical Fibers. Step-index fibers, graded-index fibers, attenuation, optical modes, dispersion, non-linearity, fiber types, bending loss.
  • Optical Cables and Connectors. Types, construction, fusion splicing, connector types, insertion loss, return loss, connector care.
  • 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, and chirp.
  • Optical Modulators. Mach-Zehnder interferometer, Electro-optic modulator, electro-absorption modulator, linearity, bias control, insertion loss, polarization.
  • Optical Receivers. Quantum properties of light, PN, PIN, APD, design, thermal noise, shot noise, sensitivity characteristics, BER, front-end electronics, bandwidth limitations, linearity, and quantum efficiency.
  • Optical Amplifiers. EDFA, Raman, semiconductor, gain, noise, dynamics, power amplifier, pre-amplifier, line amplifier.
  • Passive Fiber Optic Components. Couplers, isolators, circulators, WDM filters, Add-Drop multiplexers, and attenuators.
  • Component Specification Sheets. Interpreting optical component spec. sheets – what makes the best design component for a given application.
  • Design of Fiber Optic Links. Systems design issues that are addressed include loss-limited and dispersion-limited systems, power budget, rise-time budget, and sources of power penalty.
  • Network Properties. Introduction to fiber optic network properties, specifying and characterizing optical analog and digital networks.
  • Optical Impairments. Introduction to optical impairments for digital and analog links. Dispersion, loss, non-linearity, optical amplifier noise, laser clipping to SBS (also distortions), back reflection, return loss, CSO CTB, noise.
  • Compensation Techniques. As data rates of fiber optical systems go beyond a few Gbits/sec, dispersion management is essential for the design of long-haul systems. The following dispersion management schemes are discussed: pre-compensation, post-compensation, dispersion compensating fiber, optical filters, and fiber Bragg gratings.
  • WDM Systems. The properties, components, and issues involved with using a WDM system are discussed. Examples of modern WDM systems are provided.
  • Digital Fiber Optic Link Examples: Worked examples are provided for modern systems and the methodology for designing a fiber communication system is explained. Terrestrial systems, undersea systems, Gigabit ethernet, and plastic optical fiber links.
  • Analog Fiber Optic Link Examples: Worked examples are provided for modern systems and the methodology for designing a fiber communication system is explained. Cable television, RF antenna remoting, RF phased array systems.
  • Test and Measurement. Power, wavelength, spectral analysis, BERT jitter, OTDR, PMD, dispersion, SBS, Noise-Power-Ratio (NPR), intensity noise.
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