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Diploma in Fiber Optic Communication Technology

Learn about Fiber Optic Technology and why it is the backbone for all communication systems, in this free online course.

Publisher: NPTEL
This free online course, Diploma in Fiber Optic Communication Technology, is an important area of study which takes a look at the need for Optical Fibers. It is used by telecommunication companies to transmit telephone, cable and internet signals. It is also used in industries; like the medical profession and defence, based on its high bandwidth. If you want to be at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, then this is the course for you.
Diploma in Fiber Optic Communication Technology
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    10-15 Hours
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This free online course, Diploma in Fiber Optic Communication Technology, is an informative course that outlines the need for optical fibers. Fiber-optic communication is a method of transmitting information from one place to another by sending pulses of infrared light. Fiber Optics has become an essential part of our everyday lives as it is used in the telecommunication industry, therefore providing a technological foundation for societal communication. This course will introduce you to the different types of optical sources that are available. It will explain why Fiber Optic Communication produces far more speed over longer distances, and why it is a secure communication system, as opposed to traditional communication channels. Whilst specific network capacities are privileged information, telecommunications investment reports indicate that network capacity has increased dramatically over fiber. Fiber Optics has enabled the development of other technologies such as medical devices, IoT devices, and many other devices that require data to be transmitted back to a server. Even though there are many advantages to optical fiber, there are obstacles. One of the barriers is in the installation of the fiber, which is expensive.

This course will highlight the history of communication and how it has evolved through the ages. It will explain why we need optical communication in today’s world. You will discover the different wavelengths used in optical communication. In addition to this, the advantages and disadvantages of the different wavelengths used in fiber-optic communication, and the various network topologies utilised for different situations, will be discussed. This course will cover the different Multiplexing schemes and how optical fiber carries information to and within data centres. You will be taught about the various parts of the block diagram and how to set up a link. You will be shown how power is measured in a digital modulation unit. Alongside this, you will be exposed to theoretical scenarios and various formulas used to solve these scenarios. You will learn about the setbacks of direct modulation lasers, specifically the chirp modulation and transient chirp, and the effects when the data signal is being transmitted through a long optical fiber. Electro-optic phase modulation will also be presented. You will learn how to generate a high repetition rate. Additionally, you will learn about a phase-shift keying and why it is the standard method for data modulation. 

Fiber-optics is widely used in medical procedures for non-intrusive surgical procedures; such as endoscopy. It is also being used in areas such as prosthetics, to help the user perceive what they are touching. Fiber-optic cables use light signals rather than electrical signals and are far less likely to be affected by power outages and or electromagnetic interference. As a result, they are much stronger than copper wire, making them more impervious to the elements. As the use and demand for greater bandwidth and faster speed increases, there is no question that fiber optic transmission will bring more possibilities. There are many opportunities in the field of research, as the need arises to expanded and cater for these future needs. Fiber optics has changed our world in more ways than you can imagine and will possibly be the source of major breakthroughs, prompting greater technological evolutions. Do you like to work with computers, electronic gadgets and enjoy all types of technology? Are you curious about how things work and passionate about the digital world? Don’t wait! Begin this course today and become an expert in the field of fiber-optic communication and technology.

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