Optical Networking Training Overview

Commitment 4 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
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Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


This Optical Networking Training Overview course is the answer to your Optical Networks technology needs from current to next-generation technologies for public and private networks. Our mission is to clarify highly complex technical standards and topics.

Underlying principles are reviewed along with common optical solutions and practices. Our newly upgraded Optical Networking Series includes Examples, Implementation, and Trade-offs. It explains and provides practical tips on how to design and implement Networks for Optimum Performance. Hours of Real-life case studies are used to demonstrate key concepts. The Optical Networking Training seminar provides a Rock-Solid foundation of optical systems.

  • 4 days of Optical Networking Training Overview with an expert instructor
  • Optical Networking Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



Upon completing this Optical Networking course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • This Optical Networking course provides you with a comprehensive technical foundation in optical networking and its services and applications development. The optical Networking course is an intensive learning experience that covers the essential elements of the Optical Networking domain. This Optical Networking course is ideal for busy professionals who want to stay current in the optical networking field but have limited time to be away from the office.
  • We can adapt this Optical Networking course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Optical Networking course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Optical Networking course 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 Optical Networking course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Optical Networking course:

  • This Optical Networking Overview course is designed to provide a good technical overview for strategic or technical managers, consultants, communications professionals, software engineers, system engineers, network professionals, marketing and sales professional, IT professionals, and others who plan on using, evaluating or working with optical networks, applications, and services. It is also applicable to Engineers and technicians responsible for maintaining, monitoring, and optimizing optical systems.

It is assumed that participants attending this Optical Networking Training Overview course:

  • None


Overview of Optical Networking
  • What is the different type of fiber optics?
  • What are the differences between SONET/SDH and DWDM?
  • GMPLS, MPLS-TP, Seamless MPLS, and OTN
  • What is an all-optical network?
  • Will optical networks mean the end of the existing telecom structure?
  • What is next?
  • What does the future hold for photonic switching?
  • Will we ever have the photonic equivalent of the Pentium chip?
Principles of Fiber Optic Communications
  • Characteristics of optical fibers
  • Fiber optic cable installation
  • Fiber optic connectors and splicing
  • Fiber optic system design
  • Fiber optic testing, maintenance, and documentation
  • Optical fiber types
  • Optical sources and detectors
  • Optical transmitters and receivers
Optical Networking Training – Advanced Topics
  • Light Sources
  • Introduction to Fiber Optic Systems
  • Propagation of Signals in Optical Fiber
  • Optical Network Breakthroughs
  • Modulation and Demodulation
  • Transmission System Engineering
Optical Networking Training – Photonic Networks
  • First-Generation Optical Networks
  • Second-Generation Optical Networks
  • Wavelength Routing Networks
  • Optical Core Networks Technology Trends
  • Optoelectronic Devices
  • Optical Components
  • Optical Amplification
  • Optical Transmitters
  • Tunable Lasers
  • Multiplexers and Filters
  • Modulators
  • Optical Switches, Routers, Cross-Connects, and Processors
  • Wavelength Division Multiplexing/Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing
  • Optical Networks and the Optical Layer
All-Optical Network Architecture and design
  • Control and Management
  • Configuration, Fault, and Performance Management
  • Protection Concepts, Deployment Considerations
  • IP, ATM, DWDM, and the Future of SONET/SDH
Technical Details of Optical Communications
  • The Nature of Light
  • Light as an Electromagnetic Wave (Photons, Polarization, Interference)
  • Physics of the Optics
  • Fiber Optics Network Design
  • Fiber Losses, Dispersion, Nonlinearities, and Fiber Types
  • Technical Details of Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
  • Technical Details of Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
  • Technical Details of Gigabit Ethernet (GigE)
  • Technical Details of Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
  • Technical Details of MPLS and GMPLS
  • Networking with CWDM and DWDM
    • Lasers
    • Modulation
    • Cavities and Filters
    • Basic Components
    • Complex Components
    • ADMs and Cross Connects
    • Switches (MEMS, Holograms, Bubbles, and more)
    • EDFA and Raman Amplifiers
    • Dispersion Compensation Units (DCUs)
DWDM Impairments
  • Availability, Occupancy, Efficiency
  • Bandwidth & Distance Limitations
  • Chromatic Dispersion (CD)
  • Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD)
  • Noise, Dispersion, Non-linearities
  • Four Wave Mixing (FWM)
  • Self-phase Modulation (SPM)
  • Cross-phase Modulation (XPM)
  • Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS)
  • Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS)
  • Amplified Spontaneous Emission (ASE)
  • Modeling of Nonlinearities
  • Modeling of Noise
Optical Networking Training – DWDM Span Engineering
    • Engineering a DWDM link
    • Fiber Types
    • Power Budget Design
    • Q-Factor and OSNR
    • Margin Requirements
    • Design Using Chromatic Dispersion Compensation
    • Effects of FWM, XPM, and SPM on Long-Haul Design
    • Nonlinear Effects (SPM, XPM, FWM, Raman)
    • Polarization Dependent Effects (PDL and PMD)
    • Noise Sources and Noise Accumulation
    • Bit Error Rate and Signal-to-Noise-Ratio
    • Signal Crosstalk
    • Amplifier Spacing
    • Channel Bit Rate
    • Dispersion and polarization
    • Non-linear Effects and Dispersion
  • Components and Subsystem Consideration on Design
  • Test and Measurements
  • Optical Loss Testing & Troubleshooting
  • OTDR Theory & Operation
  • CDWM and DWDM Simulation Projects
  • Design Projects and Case Studies
FTTx Access Networks
  • FTTx networks architecture
  • Principles behind FTTH
  • FTTH topology, technology, and network layers
  • What is Passive Optical Networks (PON)?
  • BPON architecture and components
  • BPON and EPON
  • Fundamentals of GPON
  • GPON Infrastructure
  • GPON Standards
  • GPON Network Elements
  • GPON Infrastructure Examples
  • Optical Power Budgets
  • GPON Services
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