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Saturday, 30 August 2008

Photonics 1001 — Introduction to Photonics and Safety

Filed under: Education, Science, Technology — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 3:15 PM (15:15)

Introduces fiber optics and light theory including the basics of laser safety and operation. This course presents the elements of fiber optics including theory and operation of fiber optics, handling of fiber optics, integrated optics, wave-guide transmission and fiber optic components. Light propagation topics are introduced. Safety procedures concerning lasers and related equipment are presented in this course.

Student Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:

  1. Explain the theory of signal transmission through optical fiber.
  2. Know the components of a fiber optic link.
  3. Understand the technicians’ role in installing and maintaining fiber systems.
  4. Operate a low-power laser safely.
  5. Demonstrate the special properties of laser light.
  6. Establish an optical axis.


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