Staff Development Video: Fiber Optic Test Equipment


In any complex system, testing and maintenance play a vital role in keeping the system operating at peak efficiency. The test equipment employed by today’s fiber-optic installers and technicians are a critical part of that role. From simple power meters to specialized inspection equipment, a variety of test instruments have evolved over the years for the purpose of acceptance testing, troubleshooting, and documenting fiber-optic links. Technicians not only need knowledge of the theory behind these instruments, but the ability to choose the correct instrument for the task.

This DVD takes a look at the products and applications involved in testing fiber-optic links. This includes background on light sources and detectors, along with applicable optical theory. Common standards and recommendations are addressed, as well as established testing values.

The content also addresses common problems and challenges that occur in fiber testing. Different testing techniques and methods are highlighted to help the viewer understand the choices available from the manufacturing industry.

 

Chapter

Length (minutes)

Introduction to Fiber Testing

6:30

Selecting Test Equipment

9:08

Cleaning

9:56

Basic Loss Testing

7:00

Multimode Testing

9:30

Single-mode Testing

7:06

Testing Transmitters and Receivers

3:03

Testing Dissimilar Connectors

5:02

Measuring Reflection

6:05

Fiber Identifiers

2:58

Visual Tracers

4:39

Visual Inspection

6:27

Fiber Optic Talk Sets

2:50