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Shawn Miller, Electrical Instructor
Martin County Area Technical Center
7900 Highway 645
Inez, Kentucky 41224
United States
Tel: 606-298-3879
Email: shawn.miller@martin.kyschools.us

. INTRODUCTION TO FIBER OPTICS 1. Describe the basic principles of fiber optic technology. 1 ( ) 2. Describe the fundamentals, benefits, and applications of a fiber optic system. 1 ( ) 3. Identify the operational considerations for a fiber optic system. 1 4. Describe the construction of an optical fiber. 1 5. Describe the various types of fiber optic cable. 1 ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) [ ] 6. Describe the design, operation, and performance of a fiber optic transmitter. 1 7. Describe the design, operation, and performance of a fiber optic receiver. 1 ( ) ( ) ( ) 8. List the types and construction of fiber optic detectors. 1 9. Explain the desirable features and connector losses of a fiber optic connector or splice. 1 10. Identify examples of fiber optic connectors and splices. 1 11. Describe the different types and construction of fiber optic couplers. 1 12. Describe the installation of fiber optic cabling and support equipment. 1 13. Describe the mechanical considerations of a fiber optic cable. 1 14. Explain the applications and types of fiber optic splicing. 1 [ ] 15. Explain the testing procedures for fiber optic systems. 1



FOA Approved School # 0363A


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