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In this video from the ICT Center, learn about the index of refraction and Snell’s law. Review a simple example of refraction, the speed of light in materials, and the formula for calculating the index of refraction. Explore a table of the refractive indices of common media and materials used in...
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In this video from the ICT Center, learn about interference and diffraction. See how the wave properties of light are used to explain interference patterns on a screen, and learn about related technologies such as the Fabry-Perot cavity, Bragg gratings, interference filters, and antireflection...
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In this video from the ICT Center, learn about fiber optic transmitters. Explore the components of a fiber optic transmitter, including a source, a modulator, an electrical driving circuit, and fiber coupling mechanics. Animations illustrate how the process of spontaneous emission converts...
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This video, made available by Advanced Technological Education Television (ATETV), describes a laser and photonics educational program as well as the need for photonic technicians in industry. Photonics is described as "science and technology that deals with the generation, transmission, and...
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ATETV continues to produce excellent web-based videos spotlighting advanced technical careers and educational programs. In this video, part of the 101 Series, visitors can watch how the work of a laser technician varies daily, from assembling to troubleshooting. The video runs 4:10 and related...
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The ATETV project delivers web-based videos to connect students to careers in advanced technology. This episode of ATETV looks at the work of a laser systems technician. Michael Milisen, who works at TRUMPF, Inc. talks about his position, which involves troubleshooting issues with laser technology....
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In this video adapted from the ICT Center, students will "learn how rise-time analysis is performed to determine the maximum data range of a fiber optic communications system." The video also demonstrates how a transmitter, fiber, and receiver work together. The material is intended for students in...
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This video is the second lecture in the FOA series on fiber optics. This lecture is an overview of how to recognize the potential dangers of working with fiber and how to avoid problems. Running time for the lecture is 9:38 minutes.
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This video is lecture three in the FOA Series on fiber optics. "This lecture covers optical fiber, how it works, the types of fiber, fiber specifications, and how it is made." Running time for the lecture is 10:39 minutes.
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This is the first video in a series of short lectures on fiber optics by Jim Hayes, president of the Fiber Optic Association. This lecture covers how fiber optics are used in various types of systems such as telecommunications, CATV, security, and Smart Grid. Running time for the lecture is 12:21...
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