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SHORT COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

San Jose, California (January 24, 2003) - Silicon Valley Photonics and UC Berkeley Extension will offer the following short course:

Title: "The ABCs of Fiber Optic Technology: Fundamentals & Devices"

Date: February 10 and February 11, 2003

Time: 9AM - 4PM

Location: UC Berkeley Extension Downtown Center, 425 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

URL: http://www.unex.berkeley.edu/eng/short/306969.html

To Enroll: (510) 642-4151, course@unx.berkeley.edu, or www.unex.berkeley.edu/eng


About the Course

This two-day course introducing the fundamentals of optical fiber and fiber-optic devices is intended to demystify this technology for non-technical as well as technical individuals. Attendees will gain an understanding of the essential concepts and terminology of fiber optic technology including: how it works, how it's manufactured, key players, combining photonic devices to make larger systems, and the practical limitations.


Contact Information

Robert Dahlgren
Tel: +1 (408) 437-9292
Fax: +1 (408) 437-2489
info@svphotonics.com
www.svphotonics.com


About Silicon Valley Photonics, Ltd.

Silicon Valley Photonics Ltd. 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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For More Information

For a jpeg image, refer to www.svphotonics.com/new/image.jpg

For a list of students' quotes, refer to www.svphotonics.com/prod/training.html

For a pdf-version of the course brochure, refer to www.svphotonics.com/prod/brochure2.pdf

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