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San Jose, California (January 31, 2003) - Silicon Valley Photonics and UC Berkeley Extension will offer the following short course:

Title: "The ABCs of Fiber Optic Communications: Modules & Networks"

Date: April 14 and April 15, 2003

Time: 9AM - 4PM

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

URL: http://www.unex.berkeley.edu/eng/short/306977.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 communications is intended to give you a broad, yet comprehensive overview of fiber optic communications systems, including datacom, telecom, cable television, and other optical networks. The objective is to understand and demonstrate the basics of optical communications, module-level subsystems, how optical networks are assembled, and how they function.

Contact Information

Robert Dahlgren
Tel: +1 (408) 437-9292
Fax: +1 (408) 437-2489

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.


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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