Staff Development Video: Fiber Optic Passive Devices


This DVD serves as a primer on the various types of passive devices that have been developed for use in fiber optic communication systems. These purely optical components work by guiding, refracting, and reflecting light and are a cost-effective alternative to their electro-optical counterparts. These devices have become commonplace and are seeing widespread use in DWDM, FTTx, and ROADM communication systems.

Individually selectable chapters detail the theory, manufacture, and employment of various passive components and optical sub-assemblies, including an in-depth look at the technology and products used in wide, coarse, and dense wavelength division multiplexing.

Later chapters discuss the evolution of optical add/drop multiplexing, and the specifics of testing and test equipment for passive components.

 

Chapter

Length (minutes)

Introduction

12:27

Optical Couplers

19:05

Optical Filters and Gratings

16:12

WDM Components

11:22

WDM Systems

15:27

Dispersion Compensators

11:49

Optical Switches

10:39

ROADMs

8:23

Design and Testing

12:04