This course covers the proper stripping, cleaning, cleaving, fusing, and connectorization of glass fibers using the popular tools of the trade. Students learn basic principles of light propagation through both multimode and singlemode fiber optic cable used by the telephone and computer network industry. Students become familiar with measurement techniques using specialized equipment such as the light source, power meter, and OTDR. Students are introduced to the assembly of fiber closures used in the outside plant of the public switched telephone network (PSTN). One class hour, two laboratory hours.
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Spring Semester 2014