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SHORT COURSE ON FIBER-OPTIC TECHNOLOGY, DECEMBER 3-4, 2001

San Jose, California, (November 26, 2001) A short course will be offered on December 3rd and December 4th entitled "The ABC's of Fiber Optic Technology." This short course will take place at the Berkeley Extension Downtown Center at 425 Market Street in San Francisco. This is the first in a series of short courses developed by Silicon Valley Photonics Ltd., and presented in association with the Engineering Department of U. C. Berkeley Extension.

About the Course

This two-day course introduces the fundamentals of optical fiber and fiber-optic devices and is intended to demystify this technology for the non-technical as well as technical individuals. The course presents the basics of photonic technology, how it works, how it's manufactured, who the key players are, how photonic devices are combined to make larger systems, and when they have practical limitations. You gain an understanding of the essential concepts and terminology of fiber optic technology.

To Enroll

For more information or to enroll, please call (510) 642-4151, send e-mail to course@unx.berkeley.edu, or visit www.unex.berkeley.edu/eng.

About Silicon Valley Photonics, Ltd.

Silicon Valley Photonics is a training and consulting firm in advanced optical technology and technical marketing, with over 20 years of experience in the optical industry. Areas of expertise include gigabit/second fiber optic communication, module design, packaging, switching, metrology, radiation effects, mass storage, microlithography, integrated optics, polarization- preserving fiber devices, and sensors.

About U. C. Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension is one of the oldest and largest continuing education programs in the United States. Each year nearly 60,000 students from the Bay Area, across the nation, and around the world enroll at UC Berkeley Extension to further their careers and enhance their professional development. UC Berkeley Extension offers a convenient number of options, including online courses, and corporate and community partnerships.

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