ATI's Fiber Optics Technology and Applications course:
An intro for technical people to enter the field or use FO in their work
This three-day course is designed for technical people with
a wide variety of backgrounds who wish to enhance their
understanding of Fiber-Optics or become familiar with the
applications of FO. The various properties of Fibers of a wide
variety of types will be discussed along with applications for
which they can be used. Special emphasis will be put on using
fibers for Laser Power Delivery, a subject not found in textbooks.
What You Will Learn:
- What are the Emerging issues for the use of Fiber-Optic system in both
military and commercial applications
- Future Opportunities in Fiber-Optics applications, and much more!)
- Overcoming Challenges in Fiber-Optic Systems (bandwidth expansion,
real-time global connectivity, survivability & more)
- Measuring the Key Performance Tradeoffs (cost vs. size/weight vs.
availability vs. power vs. transmission distance)
- Tools and Techniques for Meeting the Requirements of Data Rate,
Availability, and transmitting high power beams without damage to the
fiber or degradation of the light transmitted.
From this course you will obtain the knowledge and ability to perform
basic FO systems engineering calculations, identify tradeoffs, interact
meaningfully with colleagues, evaluate systems, and understand the literature.
- Intro to FO, Fundamentals, Components, Communications
Fiber Optic Communication Systems. Introduction to analog and digital fiber
optic systems including terrestrial, undersea, CATV, gigabit Ethernet, RF
antenna remoting, and plastic optical fiber data links.
- Types of Fibers, Properties of Fibers, Fiber Material,
Optics and Lightwave Fundamentals. Ray theory, numerical aperture,
diffraction, electromagnetic waves, polarization, dispersion, Fresnel
reflection, optical waveguides, birefringence, phase velocity, group velocity.
- Specialty Fibers, Cabling, Light Sources
Optical Fibers. Step-index fibers, graded-index fibers, attenuation,
optical modes, dispersion, non-linearity, fiber types, bending loss.
- Transmitters, Receivers, Amplification, Regeneration &
Optical Transmitters. Introduction to semiconductor physics, FP, VCSEL,
DFB lasers, direct modulation, linearity, RIN noise, dynamic range, temperature
dependence, bias control, drive circuitry, threshold current, slope efficiency,
chirp. Lasers, LEDS, Fiber Amplifiers, wavelength and technology options.
Optical Receivers. Quantum properties of light, PN, PIN, APD, design,
thermal noise, shot noise, sensitivity characteristics, BER, front end electronics,
bandwidth limitations, linearity, quantum efficiency. Optical Amplifiers.
EDFA, Raman, semiconductor, gain, noise, dynamics, power amplifier, pre-
amplifier, line amplifier.
- Connector, Couplers, WDM
Optical Cables and Connectors. Types, construction,
fusion splicing, connector types, insertion loss, return loss, connector
care. Passive Fiber Optic Components. Couplers, isolators, circulators,
WDM filters, Add-Drop multiplexers, attenuators.
Specification Sheets. Interpreting optical component
spec. sheets - what makes the best design component for a given application.
- Switches, Modulators, Measurements, Troubleshooting
Optical Modulators. Mach-Zehnder interferometer, Electro-optic modulator,
electro-absorption modulator, linearity, bias control, insertion loss, polarization.
- Networking, Standards, System Design (briefly)
- Network design, Global Telecomm, Regional and Metro
- Local Telephone/Access, Internet Networks, Video
- Mobile FO Comms, FO Sensors*, Imaging and Illumination
Fiber-Optic Applications- Sensors (rotation "Fiber-Optic
Fiber-Optic Applications- Illumination & Material Processing
(Beam Power through fibers)
Fiber-Optic Applications- Bio-Medical
This course is not on the current schedule of open enrollment courses. If you are interested in attending this or another course as open enrollment, please contact us at (410) 956-8805 or at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the course name and number of students who wish to participate. ATI typically schedules open enrollment courses with a lead time of 3-5 months. Group courses can be presented at your facility at any time. For on-site pricing, request an on-site quote. You may also call us at (410) 956-8805 or email us at email@example.com.