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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.
For more information or to enroll, please call (510) 642-4151, send e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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