Fiber Optic Connections Series

The Fiber Optic Connections Series is designed as a tutorial about fiber optic connectors for those who may not be experts in the actual connection portion of a system or may not fully understand the role of the connection in overall system performance. These videos should provide a basic framework for fiber optic connectors as well as the motivation of why an interferometer, like FiBO, is a valuable tool for assessing fiber optic connections.

Chapter 1

Introduction to Fiber Optics

This video discusses basic operation of optical fiber as a means of signal transmission.

Video Takeaways

  • Optical systems experience degradation as opposed to failure
  • Troubleshooting requires understanding of optical fiber and connections
  • Optical fiber is single-mode or multi-mode

Additional Chapters

Chapter 2

Terminations & Tolerances

Chapter 3

End Face Geometry

Chapter 4

Testing & Measurement

Chapter 5

Introducing the Interferometer

Chapter 6

Using the Interferometer