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Technological Training


Optical Networks: Planning, Design and Trends

Course Summary:
The course's goal is to present several topics related to current optical network technology in order to offer subsidies for network planning and designing and show technological tendencies which can affect the decision making:

Course Contents:

  • Preface
    • Index
    • Summary
    • Bibliography
    • Optical fiber free publications
    • Companies and products directory
    • Internet tutorials
    • Glossary of optical fiber terminology
    • WDM acronyms
    • Glossary of CATV terminology
  • Introduction and revision of optical communications
  • Fiber optic local area networks
  • FDDI - Fiber Distributed Data Interface
  • High capacity optical networks
  • Synchronous digital hierarchy / Synchronous optical networks (SDH/SONET)
  • Impairments in optical communications
  • Optical attenuation
  • Optical amplification and Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFA)
  • Chromatic dispersion
  • Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD)
  • Optical fiber non-linearities
  • TDM and OTDM
  • DWDM and CWDM technology
  • WDM Versus TDM
  • New optical fibers
  • Broadband access technologies
  • FTTx / xDSL technologies, FTTCab, FTTC, FTTB, FTTH
  • Hybrid fiber-coax networks, CATV systems
  • CATV's hybrid networks - Fiber-Coaxial (HFC)
  • Availability and reliability of optical networks
  • Optical network design and cost analysis
  • Technology trends
  • Optical communication's market
  • Discussions
  • Attachments
    • Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)
    • Design of a fiber optic local area network - design of an intelligent building
    • Network protection and restoration

Duration: 24 Hours

Instructor: Dr. Sérgio Barcelos