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Fiber Optics I - Theory

Lee Layton, PE

This 4-hour course is the first in a series of five courses about fiber optic cable systems. The series covers fiber optics from basic light theory transmission to cables, connectors, testing, and signal transmission.

This course, Fiber Optics I –Theory, is an overview of the technology of fiber optic cables including a description of the components, history, and advantages of fiber optic cables. This course also discusses the electromagnetic theory of light and describes the properties of light reflection, refraction, diffusion, and absorption.

The course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

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