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Fiber Optics Installer and Technician Guide

ISBN: 978-0-7821-4390-4
496 pages
July 2005
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For years, fiber optics was the future. Now, it's the present, and the time has come to act if you want to make a career in this fast-growing field. The Fiber Optics Installer and Technician Guide is a comprehensive resource designed to prepare you for the two leading fiber optics certifications, Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) and Fiber Optics Technician (FOT). This book's practical, objective-focused coverage includes:
  • The history of fiber optics
  • Principles of fiber optic transmission
  • Optical fiber characteristics, construction, and theory
  • Safety considerations
  • Cables, connectors, and splicing
  • Fiber optic light sources and transmitters
  • Fiber optic detectors and receivers
  • Passive components and multiplexers
  • Fiber optic links
  • Testing equipment
  • Techniques for testing links and cables
  • Troubleshooting and restoration techniques

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Table of Contents


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Chapter 1: History of Fiber Optics.

Chapter 2: Principles of Fiber Optic Transmission.

Chapter 3: Basic Principles of Light.

Chapter 4: Optical Fiber Construction and Theory.

Chapter 5: Optical Fiber Characteristics.

Chapter 6: Safety.

Chapter 7: Fiber Optic Cables.

Chapter 8: Splicing.

Chapter 9: Connectors.

Chapter 10: Fiber Optic Light Sources.

Chapter 11: Fiber Optic Detectors and Receivers.

Chapter 12: Passive Components and Multiplexers.

Chapter 13: Cable Installation and Hardware.

Chapter 14: Fiber Optic System Design Considerations.

Chapter 15: Test Equipment and Link/Cable Testing.

Chapter 16: Link/Cable Troubleshooting.



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Author Information

Bill Woodward is chairman of the Electronics Technicians Association and the senior electrical engineer at WR Systems in Norfolk, Virginia. Bill is also the committee chairman for the ETA-I fiber optic installer (FOI), fiber optic technician (FOT), fiber optic designer (FOD), and data cabling installer (DCIC) certification programs.

Emile B. Husson has spent 15 years as a multimedia training specialist in the fields of electronics, communications, navigation, and industrial safety. He is currently developing interactive training materials for U.S. Navy navigation hardware and software.

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