Fiber Optics Resources
is a method of transmitting information from one place to another by sending pulses of light through an optical
fiber. The light forms an electromagnetic carrier wave that is modulated to carry information. First developed in
the 1970s, fiber-optic communication systems have revolutionized the telecommunications industry and have played a
major role in the advent of the Information Age. Because of its advantages over electrical transmission, optical
fibers have largely replaced copper wire communications in core networks in the developed world.
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|A Fiber Optic Primer and
Tutorial: Designing Networks for Optimum Performance |
From Computing News, by Joe St Sauver.
An Introduction to Fiber
Optics and Broadcasting | leitch.com/resources/tutorials/january.pdf
From SMPTE Journal, by Geoff Snell.
Applications of Optical
Fiber Sensors to Structural Health Monitoring, Optimization and Life-Cycle Cost Control for Oil and Gas
Infrastructures | jobfunctions.bnet.com/whitepaper.aspx?docid=126851
AUV Fiber Optic Cable Laying | ise.bc.ca/auv1001.html
Abstract by Phil Hartley & Bruce Butler.
Basics of Fiber Optic Cable
Brief overview of fiber optic cable advantages over copper.
Sensor for Amplitude and Phase Detection of Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields
Abstract from Optics InfoBase.
European Optical Society (EOS) | europeanopticalsociety.org
as the joint forum for all individuals, companies, organisations, educational institutions, and learned
and professional societies, who recognise the opportunity and challenge that a common European base
provides for the development of optics in its broadest sense.
Fiber in the Horizontal: The
Better Way to Carry Information | fols.org/resources/whitepaper0100.pdf
White paper prepared by the Fiber Optics LAN Section of the
Telecommunications Industry Association.
Fibre Optic Cabling | fibreopticcabling.com
Fibre optic cabling, connectors, testing, terminations, & safety information.
Fiber Optic Cabling for Indoor/Outdoor Installations | fols.org/uploads/Fiber
Optic Cabling IndoorOutdoor.pdf
White Paper by Beni Blell, Berk-Tek, a Nexans
Fiber Optic Data Communications
Premises Environment | telebyteusa.com/foprimer/foprimer.htm
From Telebyte, by Dr. Kenneth S. Schneider.
FiberOptics.info | fiber-optics.info
Basics of fiber optic
transmission, applications, links, societies & organizations.
+44 (0)117 929 7481 | UK
Delivers incisive, informed and indepth coverage of the technology and
business issues affecting the specification, purchase and deployment of optical equipment, networks and
services across Europe.
How Fiber Optics Work | electronics.howstuffworks.com/fiber-optic.htm
From How Stuff Works, by Craig C. Freudenrich, Ph.D.
IEEE Laser & Electro-Optics Society | ieee.org/portal/site/leos
TThe society's focus is on lasers, optical devices, optical fibers, and associated
lightwave technology and their applications in systems and subsystems in which quantum electronic devices
are key elements.
Inspection and Cleaning Procedures for Fiber-Optic Connections |
From ZDNet Australia.
International Commission for Optics (ICO) | ico-optics.org
(34) 91 3944684 | Spain
Our objective is to contribute, on an international basis, to the progress and
diffusion of knowledge in the field of optics.
Introduction to IBIS Modeling
of Fiber Optic Transceivers | eesof.tm.agilent.com/pdf/ibis_background.pdf
Abstract by Mark Chang. The paper serves as an introduction to IBIS
models and discusses Agilent’s efforts in creating IBIS models for its networking devices.
Lascomm | lascomm.com/tutorial.htm
805-496-8053 | Westlake
Fiber optic communications tutorials.
Lennie Lightwave's Guide To Fiber Optics | jimhayes.com/lennielw
760-451-3655 | Fallbrook, CA
Part of the VDV Academy Fiber Optic Training Programs.
Miniaturized Two-photon Microscope Based
on a Flexible Coherent Fiber Bundle and a Gradient-index Lens Objective
From the Optical Society of America.
N-Tron Fiber Optic White Paper |
Whitepaper from N-TRON Corp.
Optical Society of America (OSA) | osa.org
202-223-8130 | Washington, DC
Increases and diffuses the knowledge of optics, pure and applied, promotes the common
interests of investigators of optical problems, of designers and of users of optical apparatus of all
kinds, and encourages cooperation among them.
The Fiber Optic Association, Inc | thefoa.org
760-451-3655 / Fallbrook, CA
An international non-profit professional society for the fiber optic
industry. The society develops educational programs, certifies fiber optic technicians, approves fiber
optic training courses, participates in standards-making processes and generally promotes fiber optics.
The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) |
360-676-3290 | Bellingham WA
A not-for-profit society that has become the largest international force for the
exchange, collection and dissemination of knowledge in optics, photonics and imaging.
The Truth About Fiber in Local Area Networks | fols.org/uploads/Fiber
Myths White Paper final.pdf
Prepared by the Fiber Optics LAN Section of the
Telecommunications Industry Association.