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Fiber Optic Association FOA launches lecture series on YouTube


March 12, 2011
By Anthony Capkun


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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.