Fiber Optics Technician's Manual / Edition 3

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Overview

Here's an indispensable tool for all technicians and electricians who need to learn about optimal fiber optic design and installation as well as pick up the latest troubleshooting tips and techniques. The information presented in Fiber Optics Technician's Manual has been refined and updated based on feedback and participation from fiber optics technicians like you. Now you can have this valuable information at your fingertips, available to you when and where you need it. Following a concise overview of the basics and history of fiber optics, every crucial area is covered in its practical aspects including networks, cables, cable specifications, connectors and splices, and fiber optic hardware. You will learn about proven guidelines for better fiber optic design and installation, the key to winning contracts through more accurate estimating and bidding, ways of ensuring safety on the job, as well as proper documentation, restoration, and testing procedures. A handy glossary clarifies even the most difficult technical terms, while a standards section points out the regulations governing the field.
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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 (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401896997
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/27/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (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

Introduction
1 The Origins of Fiber Optic Communications 1
2 Basics of Fiber Optics 13
3 Fiber Optic Networks 31
4 Optical Fiber Cables 41
5 Specifying Fiber Optic Cable 57
6 Fiber Optic Connectors, Splices, and Tools 73
7 Fiber Optic Hardware 89
8 Getting Started in Fiber Optics 99
9 Guidelines for Fiber Optic Design and Installation 105
10 Cable Plant Link Loss Budget Analysis 111
11 Fiber Optic Installation Safety 115
12 Planning the Installation 119
13 Fiber Optic Cable Plant Documentation 125
14 Estimating and Bidding Fiber Optic Installation 131
15 Fiber Optic Cable Pulling 143
16 Fiber Optic Restoration 153
17 Fiber Optic Testing 165
Appendixes A: Glossary of Fiber Optic Terms 203
Appendixes B: Fiber Optic Standards 209
Appendixes C: Resource Guide to Fiber Optic Information and Training 213
Index 219
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