Fiber Optic Communication

Fiber Optic Testing

Fiber Optic Testing: The Fiber Optic Testing focuses primarily on the processes and equipment used during and after the installation of fiber optic cables and their associated equipment. The Fiber Optic Testing is performed by the engineer or technician to guarantee acceptable performance standards. Splices must be tested for optical clarity. They must not exceed …

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Fiber Losses

Fiber Losses: Energy losses and signal degradation in Fiber Losses can be attributed to a variety of causes, some of which have been mentioned previously. To add to this list: 1. Light scattering (Rayleigh Scattering) is caused by imperfections in the fiber. It affects each wavelength differently and can be stated as 1/4λ. This scattering …

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Light Wave Spectrum

Light Wave Spectrum: Light Wave Spectrum – In everyday terms, light can be defined as the pail of the visible spectrum that has a wavelength range between 0.4 μm (micrometer) and 0.7 μm (refer to Figure 18-2 to locate the color spectrum). This definition must be broadened somewhat for use in the optical (guided-light) communications …

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Fiber Optics History

Fiber Optics History: Fiber Optics History – In 1870 John Tyndall, a natural philosopher living in England, demonstrated one of the first guided light systems to the Royal Society. His experiment involved using water as a medium to prove that light rays bend. He filled a container with water and allowed the water to escape …

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