Fiber Optics Technician's Manual / Edition 4

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FIBER OPTICS TECHNICIAN'S MANUAL, 4E is the ideal practical guide for designers, installers, and troubleshooters of fiber optic cable plants and networks. It reflects recent changes in fiber optic technology, marketing, and applications, including wider usage of Fiber To The Home (FTTH) applications and Local Area Networks (LANs). This book begins with a brief history of the development of fiber optics and progresses from the basics of this technology and its components, to installation and testing. FIBER OPTICS TECHNICIAN'S MANUAL, 4E will provide readers with a comprehensive overview of all aspects of fiber optics as used in communications systems, including telephone, CATV, and computers.

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Offers guidance for the designer, installer, and troubleshooter of fiber optic cable plants and networks used in communications systems. Addresses applications of fiber optics including telephone, CATV, and computer networks. Discussion centers on the basics of the technology, the components used, and their installation. The future of the technology is also considered. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435499652
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/11/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Hayes is President of Fotec Inc. the Boston Based fiber optic test equipment company he founded in 1981. Originally educated as a physicist and astronomer at Vanderbilt University Jim has been involved with the electronics and test instrumentation industry since 1968. He has been involved exclusively with fiber optics since 1980. During this time he has participated in many international standardization programs including having written many US and International standard test procedures for fiber optic components and participated in the development of standards for fiber optic networks like FDDI. Jim is still active in international standards and calibration activities. In addition he is the founder and chairman of Fiber U the fiber optic training conference and Treasurer of The Fiber Optic Association the professional society for fiber optics. Jim is a frequent contributor to Fiberoptic Product News Electrical Contractor and The Electrical Distributor. He regularly organizes and presents training programs in communications cabling for trade shows and conferences.
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. History of FO Development. 3. Basics of FO. 4. Networks. 5. Cables. 6. Cable Specifications. 7. Connectors and Splices. 8. Fiber Optic Hardware. 9. Getting Started. 10. Guidelines for Fiber Optic Design and Installation. 11. Link Loss Budgets. 12. Safety issues. 13. Planning The Install. 14. Documentation. 15. Estimating and Bidding Networks. 16. Cable Installation. 17. Restoration. 18. Testing.

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