The syllabus of this course includes the basics that every fiber optics installer should know in order to work in this profession and to communicate with customers and co-workers in a fiber optics installation environment. During this course we practice all basic exercises and activities, which are necessary for real-life situations in the workplace.
This course contains the following topics:
• physical principles of the transmission by optical fiber,
• primary specifications and parameters,
• production engineering of optical fiber and optical fiber cables,
• grounding and bonding,
• cable color codes,
• types of cables,
• systems and techniques of a measurement,
• optical fiber cables installation’s equipment,
• designing optical paths and passive optical networks.
After completing the course all participants will have the necessary qualifications in the field of the fiber optics installation and high technical skills supported by extensive knowledge. They will be able to install optical fiber cables, make a mechanical and fusion splicing, prepare an installation of optical cross-connect and fiber optic coupler, conduct reflectometry and transmission measurements on fiber-optic lines.
Fiber optics installer should have the following abilities:
• using a useful equipment and devices, which are necessary for fiber optics cutting and taking off the protective covers,
• fiber cable splicing (grounding and bonding),
• preparing mechanical fiber-optic connectors,
• preparing fiber-optic for fusion splicing,
• using a different types of optical fiber welding machines,
• determination the value of parameters of fusion splicing (using views on hot and cold splicing),
• ability to recognize and correct the mistakes created during the fusion splicing,
• using an optical time-domain reflectometer,
• using an equipment for transmission measurements on fibre-optic lines,
• installing optical fiber’s cables,
• installing optical cross-connect and fiber optic coupler,
• using logarithmic unit of measure,
• designing a simple and forked optical path (balancing the power method).