Competitive market pressures demand that service providers continuously upgrade and maintain their networks to ensure the delivery of higher-speed, higher-quality applications and services to customers. The advent of triple play and high speed systems raises the level of testing, accuracy, and precision required on the fiber infrastructure to support these new services. JDSU reduces the complexity around these new network architectures and this book makes them easier to test.
Volume 1 – Fiber Optic basics
Following in the footsteps of the Fiber Optic Guide booklet (with over 25,000 copies printed worldwide), the JDSU Reference Guide to Fiber Optic Testing vol.1 is aimed at fiber optic installers, project managers, telecom technicians and engineers that need to understand, apply, and correctly measure and record the performance of fiber infrastructures.
This volume reviews the basics in systems, standards, and network architectures and focuses on how to make the most of Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDRs) to install, turn-up, and maintain fiber optic networks. The book covers:
- Basic system and fiber infrastructure design
- Basic fiber infrastructure testing
- Basic OTDR testing
- Advanced OTDR testing
NEW!!! - Volume 2 - Advanced Fiber Optic Testing
Following up on the highly successful Reference Guide to Fiber Optic Testing vol.1, (with over 50,000 copies distributed worldwide), the company who wrote the book on Fiber Optic Testing has now also written the book on Advanced Fiber Optic Testing covering High-Speed Fiber Link and Network Characterization.
This second volume reviews dispersion and covers the theories, causes and effect of chromatic dispersion, polarization mode dispersion and attenuation profile. As well as gaining a thorough background on dispersion, the reader will also learn about fiber characterization and the test methods that are used today to successfully deploy and maintain these advanced networks. With over 110 pages, this book outlines 4 main areas:
- Chromatic dispersion
- Polarization Mode dispersion
- Attenuation profile
- Fiber Link and Network Characterization.
Glossary of Fiber Optic Terms
The Glossary of Fiber Optic terms is the perfect companion for the Reference Guide to Fiber Optic Testing books and it is available as an electronic download. The glossary helps you understand specific fiber optic vocabulary including industry acronyms and abbreviations that are used in fiber optic literature.
This glossary is comprised of two main chapters:
- Terms and definitions
- Acronyms and abbreviations