Termination Procedure for Indoor-Outdoor Cable

Termination of fiber optic cables used in indoor/outdoor areas needs special tools and procedures. Mike from Trango Systems shows how to terminate Trango systems certified cables. This video is a specialized training video for connectorization of tight buffered optical fibers. Different from colored or uncolored optical fibers in a loose tube cable, tight buffered optical fibers need special stripping tools. The 900 micrometer tight buffers can be attached to the connector directly. Trango Systems use tight buffered cables for Microwave Backhaul Radio applications. This video is the first part of a two-video…

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Learn the Language of Fiber Optics

You need to learn the terms used in fiber optics in order to understand the subject. The world’s leading fiber optic training institute FOA Inc. had released a video to teach newbies the terms used in fiber optics. Listening to the lecture and watching this video we can learn how to “talk fiber optics.” We can learn the language used in fiber optic technology and get an overview of the technology also. You have to learn the language to be able to understand what you read or hear and to…

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Insertion Loss Test Using Silicon ZOOM II-Dual OWL 850 Test Kit

Mercy Salinas has uploaded a video on YouTube explaining how to test insertion loss of fiber optic cables. He uses Silicon ZOOM II/Dual OWL 850 Test Kit to explain the test procedures. He says the test kit is ideal for LAN managers and installers who need to do simple attenuation tests on their multimode networks. Watch his video in which he says the Silicon ZOOM II (Zeroed Output Optical Meter) is an economical fiber optic power meter designed to provide accurate testing of multimode fiber cables at 850nm wavelength.

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How Does a Fiber Laser Work?

A fiber laser is a type of laser in which the active gain medium is an optical fiber doped with rare-earth elements. Rare-earth elements such as Erbium, Ytterbium, Neodymium, Dysprosium, Praseodymium, Thulium and Holmium are used in the industry to make fiber lasers. Fiber lasers are related to doped fiber amplifiers with an additional feature of lasing. Fiber amplifiers provide light amplification without lasing. Fiber non-linearities, such as stimulated Raman scattering or four-wave mixing can also provide gain and thus serve as gain media for a fiber laser. Fiber lasers…

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Basics of Lasers and Fiber-Optics from MIT

Professor Shaoul Ezekiel  from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT explains the basic principles of lasers and fiber optics through the presentation slides.His presentation in simple language is easy to understand the complex technology of fiber optics. The following topics are covered in the video: Why the interest in fiber-optics; How light propagates in an optical fiber; What determines the loss in a fiber; Single mode and multimode propagation; Single polarization fiber; Fiber amplifier operation; Fiber-optics applications in sensors and communications; Future developments. Watch this video; [youtube

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