Fiber Optics Resources
Fiber-optic communication 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. - Wikipedia|
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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
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
AUV Fiber Optic Cable Laying
Abstract by Phil Hartley & Bruce Butler.
Basic Principles of Fiber Optics/a>
Fiber optics definition, benefits, history, applied principles, optical fiber parameters, fiber manufacturing, from Corning Cable Systems.
Basics of Fiber Optic Cable
Brief overview of fiber optic cable advantages over copper.
Electro-optic Fiber Sensor for Amplitude and Phase Detection of Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields
Abstract from Optics InfoBase.
European Optical Society (EOS)
Serves 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
White paper prepared by the Fiber Optics LAN Section of the Telecommunications Industry Association.
Fibre Optic Cabling
Fibre optic cabling, connectors, testing, terminations, & safety information.
Fiber Optic Cabling for Indoor/Outdoor Installations
White Paper by Beni Blell, Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company.
Fiber Optic Data Communications for the
From Telebyte, by Dr. Kenneth S. Schneider.
Basics of fiber optic transmission, applications, links, societies & organizations.
Fiber Optics Introduction
800-398-5968 / Sunnyvale, CA
An overview of fiber optics, from eFunda.
+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.
Fundamentals of Fiber Optics
An Introduction for Beginners, by Reinhard Jenny, M.S. Physics.
How Fiber Optics Work
From How Stuff Works, by Craig C. Freudenrich, Ph.D.
IEEE Laser & Electro-Optics Society
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)
(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
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.
805-496-8053 / Westlake Village, CA
Fiber optic communications tutorials.
Lennie Lightwave's Guide To Fiber Optics
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)
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.
Profiling Alternative Splicing on Fiber-optic Arrays
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California-San Diego.
The Fiber Optic Association, Inc
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
Prepared by the Fiber Optics LAN Section of the Telecommunications Industry Association.