Fiber U

Outside Plant Fiber Optics

Lesson 2: Fiber Optic Jargon

What wavelengths are used in fiber optics?
Objectives: From this lesson you should learn:
The language of fiber optics
Systems of measurements used in fiber optics
Specialized fiber optic terms

If you already have a CFOT, this is a review of material you have already covered.

The key to understanding any technology is understanding the language of the technology – the jargon. We’ve started the website and book with an overview of fiber jargon to introduce you to the language of fiber optics and help you understand what you will be reading in the lessons. We suggest you read this section first to help your understanding of the rest of the course and refer back to it when you encounter a term that you do not recognize.

Student Assignment:
Read the references and take the quizzes (Test Your Comprehension)

FOA YouTube Video

How to "Talk" Fiber Optics - an introduction to fiber optic jargon

Online FOA Reference:
Fiber Optic Jargon  
Glossary of Terms  

Book Chapter:
            FOA Reference Guide to Outside Plant Fiber Optics, Chapter 2

Test Your Knowledge:
Online Quiz
Take the Quiz at the end of Chapter 2 and check your answers

Extra Credit Reading
None for this lesson

Next:   Lesson 3: Fiber Optic Communications         

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Table of Contents: The FOA Reference Guide To Fiber Optics

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