Fiber Optics (Volume 1) - Theory

Course Number: IC-4001
Credit: 4 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Lee Layton, P.E.
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Overview

In Fiber Optics (Volume 1) - Theory, you'll learn ...

  • Describe fiber optics
  • List the parts of a fiber optic data link
  • Understand the function of each fiber optic data link part
  • Describe the trade-offs in fiber properties and component selection in the design of fiber optic systems

Overview

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Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 47 pages

This 4-hour course is the first in a series of five courses about fiber optic cable systems. The series covers fiber optics from basic light theory transmission to cables, connectors, testing, and signal transmission.

This course, Fiber Optics I –Theory, is an overview of the technology of fiber optic cables including a description of the components, history, and advantages of fiber optic cables. This course also discusses the electromagnetic theory of light and describes the properties of light reflection, refraction, diffusion, and absorption.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Describe fiber optics
  • List the parts of a fiber optic data link
  • Understand the function of each fiber optic data link part
  • Describe the trade-offs in fiber properties and component selection in the design of fiber optic systems
  • List the advantages and the disadvantages of fiber optic systems compared to electrical communications systems
  • Discuss the electromagnetic theory of light
  • Describe the properties of light reflection, refraction, diffusion, and absorption. Explain how optical fibers transmit light
  • Identify the basic optical fiber material properties
  • Describe the ray and mode theories of light propagation along an optical fiber
  • State the difference between multimode and single mode optical fibers
  • Explain how optical fibers attenuate and distort light signals
  • Understand the processes of light attenuation and dispersion

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 25 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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