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 4

Testing & Measurement

This video discusses various testing methods for quality assurance and troubleshooting of optical fiber and connections.

Video Takeaways

  • Optical loss (attenuation) is the primary go-no-go test for optical networks
  • OTDR is the go-to test for span attenuation and reflection testing
  • Fault location is a test for troubleshooting cable and connectors
  • Optical microscopes are used for fiber surface inspection of contamination and defects

Additional Chapters

Chapter 1

Introduction to Fiber Optics

Chapter 2

Terminations & Tolerances

Chapter 3

Endface Geometry

Chapter 5

Introducing the Interferometer

Chapter 6

Using the Interferometer