Staff Development Video: Introduction to Fiber Optics


Fiber optics is an amazing technology that allows our daily voice, video and data transmissions to occur with ever-increasing quality and lower costs. This DVD contains fourteen introductory chapters that have been selected from our set of Light Brigade Staff Development DVDs in order to showcase related fiber-optic products and disciplines for those new to the technology to learn, enjoy, and appreciate. 

This comprehensive reference tool provides an overview of fiber optics as a whole, including where and how optical fiber is used, its history, the basics of fiber structures, optical theory, and terminology. Through the use of vivid animations, graphics, and manufacturing, installation and operation footage, the content examines the components and disciplines involved with fiber optics and the role each plays in today’s fiber optic communication systems.

 

Chapter

Length (minutes)

Fiber Optic Applications

9:08

A Brief History

5:55

Light Basics

3:08

Fiber Structures

3:36

Fiber Optic Cable

6:17

Fiber Optic Splicing

5:58

Fiber Optic Connectors

9:32

Panels, Closures, and Pedestals

8:11

Fiber Optic Testing

6:30

Troubleshooting a Fiber Optic Link

3:13

OTDR Theory and Operation

3:27

Fiber Optic Active Devices

9:02

Fiber Optic Passive Devices

12:30

System Loss Budgets

18:41