This 16-page resource is the first chapter of the Fiber Optics for Technologists textbook and lab manual and is provided by the Laser and Fiber Optics Regional Center. This introductory textbook covers the technologies and skills a twenty-first century technologist or technician must possess. It provides the theory and means to cultivate the skills necessary for someone who wants to enter the fiber optics field. This resource can be used as a textbook for a course at college or university level with emphasis on hands-on training. It can also be used for short- or long-term industrial training.
This first chapter is an introduction to fiber optics and includes the following sections: Learning Outcomes, Optical Spectrum, Fiber-Optic Data Links, Brief History of Fiber Optic Technology, Advantages and Disadvantages of Fiber Optics, Experiment 1. Making a Light Guide, and Multiple Choice Questions for Practice. The full book is available to purchase from LASER-TEC.
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