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Optical Technologies Fundamentals (OTF)

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Course Overview

The Introduction to Optical Technologies (IOT) course provides the students with fundamental knowledge about optical technologies and components of optical systems. The course enables the students to learn the basics of light and fiber optics and to distinguish between different fiber types. The students become familiar with building blocks of optical transmission systems and learn the linear and non-linear effects. The course includes an overview of Synchronous Optical Network / Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SONET/SDH) standards, framing, protection, timing and services, Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) systems and their design. This course teaches the knowledge and skills needed to describe technology features used in designing and implementing optical networks.

  • Optical Technology Fundamentals
  • Optical Fiber Types
  • DWDM Components
  • DWDM Design
  • Fiber interconnection
  • Light Emitters
  • Light Detectors
  • SONET/SDH Rates and Basic Terminology
  • SONET/SDH Framing
  • SONET/SDH Topologies and Protection
  • Synchronization and Timing
  • SONET/SDH Services
  • Optical fiber cleaning
  • Fiber and Laser safety

Who should attend

Technical personnel responsible for designing and implementing optical network solutions Managers, engineers, planners, and installers wanting to broaden their view optical system capabilities, and communicate system needs to others


  • CCNA required
  • Good networking foundation and basic knowledge in physics is helpful but not a must

Course Objectives

Upon finishing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the Electromagnetic and Optical Spectrum, the Fiber Technology and Light Propagation Inside Optical Fiber
  • Identify Multi-Mode and Single-Mode Fibers and describe the Optical Parameters
  • Describe Interconnection between Fibers, Interconnection Problems and Loss Factors
  • Differentiate between Linear and Non-linear Effects in Optical Fiber
  • Describe the use of Amplification and differentiate between Amplification and Regeneration
  • Describe Building Blocks of Optical Systems
  • Design Optical Systems for capacity, distance and applications
  • Describe SONET/SDH standard (rates, basic terminology, framing, overhead)
  • Describe SONET/SDH Topologies and Protection
  • Identify SONET/SDH Synchronization and Timing
  • Describe SONET/SDH Services
  • Describe Optical Fiber cleaning
  • Describe Fiber and Laser safety
Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 2 days

  • United States: US$ 2,295
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 23 CLC
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Online Training
Modality: L
  • United States: US$ 2,295
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Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.  You can schedule a private, onsite training session or request a public date by emailing info@fastlaneus.com.

Nov 19-20, 2018 This is a FLEX event Ljubljana Course language: English Enroll
Online Training Time zone: Europe/Ljubljana Enroll