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OLA: Optical fibre principles

 

This course explains the basic principles of optical fibre transmission and the factors that limit the performance of a link, describes the main components of optical links and the hazards of optical sources, and shows how the power budget of a link is calculated.

 

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Introductory
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Target audience:

This course is intended for technical staff who are responsible for the installation and maintenance of optical fibre links.

 

Course prerequisites:

This course assumes a basic understanding of digital transmission and the use of decibels. It is recommended that the PTT courses PAA: "Analogue and digital signals " and PAB: "Signal impairments" are studied before attempting this course.

 

Course objectives:
By the end of this course you will be able to:

 

Number of modules: 8 
Approximate study time: 9 hours 

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Delivery platform requirements:
To access the course, a computer running a browser such as Google Chrome, Safari etc is required. The computer should have Internet access and be running Adobe Flash. A screen resolution of at least 1024x768 is necessary.

 

Related courses covering copper and optical fibre based technologies that provide broadband access to telecoms services and the Internet:

DLA: ADSL principles
DMB: DSL systems
OLA: Optical fibre principles
FAB: Optical access networks
FAA: Passive optical networks
TCF: Hybrid fibre coax systems
TCD: Next generation access networks

 

 

 

 

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