Fundamentals of Fiber Optics

Part 1 of 4 – The Basics

This session will cover the basics of fiber optics used in the ICT industry. We will discuss in detail the construction of fiber optic cable, singlemode fiber, multimode fiber, the types of optical fibers (OM1 thru OM 5 and SM1/SM2), wavelength, the common wavelengths, fiber and fiber cable color code, cable construction types, and the common fiber optic connectors.