Fiber Optic Association FOA launches lecture series on YouTube
By Anthony Capkun
March 12, 2011
The Fiber Optic Association (FOA) has started offering a new series of lectures on fiber optics on its YouTube channel. Two lectures are already online with more on the way. The lectures are intended to help anyone learn about fiber optics and to cover special topics relevant to FOA curriculum for training organizations.
The lectures are short tutorials (about 10 minutes) covering basic
topics relevant to fiber optics. The first, “Fiber Optics &
Communications”, provides a basic introduction to how fiber optics is
used in communications systems, including telephone and internet,
wireless, CATV, security, smart grid and more. The second topic, “Fiber
Optic Safety”, covers how to work safely with fiber, and dispels some of
the myths of fiber safety.
Future lectures will cover specific technology issues such as how fiber
works, how it is manufactured, how datalinks transmit data over fiber
and how fiber is tested. Topics of current interest such as changes in
standards or new applications will also be covered in the lectures.
CLICK HERE for FOA Lecture Series.
CLICK HERE for the Fiber Optic Association Inc.