Fiber Optics Installer and Technician Guide

  • 7h 19m
  • Bill Woodward, Emile B. Husson
  • Sybex
  • 2005

For years, fiber optics was the future. Now, it's the present, and the time has come to act if you want to make a career in this fast-growing field. The Fiber Optics Installer and Technician Guide is a comprehensive resource designed to prepare you for the two leading fiber optics certifications, Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) and Fiber Optics Technician (FOT). This book's practical, objective-focused coverage includes:

  • The history of fiber optics
  • Principles of fiber optic transmission
  • Optical fiber characteristics, construction, and theory
  • Safety considerations
  • Cables, connectors, and splicing
  • Fiber optic light sources and transmitters
  • Fiber optic detectors and receivers
  • Passive components and multiplexers
  • Fiber optic links
  • Testing equipment
  • Techniques for testing links and cables
  • Troubleshooting and restoration techniques

About the Authors

Bill Woodward is a senior electrical engineer with WR Systems, an engineering services company. While at WR Systems, Bill introduced the industry's first fiber optic polishing cloth, which is marketed by WR Systems under the name Innovative Fiber Technologies. Bill has been teaching fiber optics and other technical courses for the ECPI College of Technology since 1992.

Bill is licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a professional electrical engineer. He is currently serving his second term as chairman of the Electronics Technicians Association International (ETA). In addition, he is the chairman of the ETA's fiber optic committee that is responsible for the fiber optic installer, technician, and designer certifications. Bill is working with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) on ARP5602, a guideline for aerospace platform fiber optic training and awareness education.

Emile B. Husson is a full-time electronic media consultant in technical training covering areas including electronic control systems, software, safety, and inertial navigation. He has won industry awards as a producer of technical training videos and interactive courseware and has specialized in electronic training media content development since 1986.

In this Book

  • History of Fiber Optics
  • Principles of Fiber Optic Transmission
  • Basic Principles of Light
  • Optical Fiber Construction and Theory
  • Optical Fiber Characteristics
  • Safety
  • Fiber Optic Cables
  • Splicing
  • Connectors
  • Fiber Optic Light Sources
  • Fiber Optic Detectors and Receivers
  • Passive Components and Multiplexers
  • Cable Installation and Hardware
  • Fiber Optic System Design Considerations
  • Test Equipment and Link/Cable Testing
  • Link/Cable Troubleshooting