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The ABCs of Fiber Optic Communication: Modules and Networks

Session 1 - Introduction to Optical Communications (Day 1, morning 3 hours)

1. Introduction to communications
2. History of optical communications
3. Review of optical fiber
4. Review of passive devices
5. Review of active devices
6. Fundamentals of communications
7. Fundamentals of networks


Session 2 - Module-Level Devices (Day 1, afternoon 3 hours)

8. Overview
9. PHY standards
10. Optical subassemblies
11. Transmitter
12. Receiver
13. Transceiver/transponder
14. Erbium-doped fiber amplifier
15. Semiconductor optical amplifier


Session 3 - Box-Level Equipment (Day 2, morning 3 hours)

16. Overview
17. Transparent vs. opaque switches
18. Digital/multi-service cross-connects
19. Optical cross-connect switch
20. Optical add-drop multiplexer
21. Optical network router
22. Regenerate/retime/reshape
23. Dispersion compensation
24. Dynamic gain equalizer
25. Protection/provisioning


Session 4 - Optical Networking (Day 2, afternoon 3 hours)

26. Overview
27. Link design
28. Protocols
29. Point-to-point
30. Linear, ring, mesh topologies
31. WDM networks
32. Long-haul networks
33. Metro/regional networks
34. Access networks
35. Local area networks
36. Passive optical and CATV
37. Free-space optical networks


Done

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