Staff Development Video: Fundamentals of Fiber Optics


The true power of technology lies not in the hardware of today’s devices, but in the networks that interconnect them. Whether it be small local area network in an office or campus setting, a metropolitan area network that connects thousands of users, or the vast global reach of the Internet, fiber optics plays a lead role in providing this seamless connectivity.

This award-winning DVD explores the fascinating history and evolution of optical fibers and their applications. It incorporates video clips, animations, and graphics that detail how optical fibers are manufactured, tested, and installed. The DVD is unbiased and provides an international perspective, including film footage and standards.

Whether your need is single-mode, multimode, plastic or application-specific optical fibers, this DVD is a basic primer on the major types of fibers, their structure, history, and applications.

For those planning to use the DVD as a staff development tool, it is formatted for easy presentation either by chapters or in continuous play mode.

 

Chapter

Length (minutes)

A Brief History

5:55

Advantages of Fiber Optics

3:22

Light Basics

3:08

Fiber Structure

3:36

Attenuation

8:40

Fiber Manufacturing

5:03

Multimode Dispersion

11:24

Single-mode Dispersion

8:30

DWDM

7:05

Plastic Optical Fiber

4:09

Specialty Fibers

2:52

Fiber Optic Applications

9:08