Fiber Optics III - Connectors
Lee Layton, P.E.
To begin this course we will look at the types of losses that affect the joining of fiber optic cables including coupling losses and reflection losses. Fiber preparation issues such as alignment and mismatches are then discussed. Next splices are considered followed by connectors and finally couplers are discussed
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:
This course is intended for electrical engineers and others who want to learn more about fiber optic cables.
Benefit to Attendees
Fiber optic cables are becoming the backbone for all ground-based communications in the world. This course will give you a thorough understanding of data is transmitted using light and how fiber optic cables are designed, built, and used.
This is Volume III of five volumes on fiber optics systems. This volume is concerned with the connectors that are used to join fiber optic cables and includes splices, connectors, and couplings.
This course describes fiber optic splices, connectors, couplers and the types of connections they form in systems. It includes a discussion on the types of extrinsic and intrinsic coupling losses, fiber alignment and fiber mismatch problems, and fiber optic mechanical and fusion splices. Issues such as how optical power is transferred from one fiber optic component to another is considered and well as how an optical source launches optical power into a fiber as well as how one optical fiber couples light into another fiber.
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In this course we have looked at fiber optic connection methods. Fiber optic connections include splices, connectors, and couplers. The course has discussed the types of extrinsic and intrinsic coupling losses, fiber alignment and fiber mismatch problems, and fiber optic mechanical and fusion splices. Issues such as how optical power is transferred from one fiber optic component to another was considered as well as how an optical source launches optical power into a fiber as well as how one optical fiber couples light into another fiber.
Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.