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Safety statement
Cabling as an operating system
Communications cabling and its role
Fiber optics and the cabling market
Fiber optic cabling as an operating system
The economics of fiber optic cabling
Basic fiber parameters
Refractive index
Laws of reflection and refraction
Optical fiber and total internal reflection
Optical fiber construction and definitions
The ideal fiber
Light acceptance and numerical aperture
Light loss and attenuation
Intrinsic loss mechanisms
Modal distribution and fiber attenuation
Extrinsic loss mechanisms
Operational wavelength windows
Step index and graded index fibers
Modal conversion and its effect upon bandwidth
Single mode transmission in optical fiber
Bandwidth specifications for optical fiber
System design, bandwidth utilization and fiber geometries
Optical fiber geometries
The new family of single mode fiber
Plastic optical fiber
Manufacturing techniques
3Optical fiber production techniques
Preform manufacture
Stepped index fiber preforms
All-silica fiber preforms
Radiation hardness
Primary coating processes
Connection techniques
Connection categories
Insertion loss
Basic parametric mismatch
Fusion splice joints
Mechanical alignment
Joint loss, fiber geometry and preparation
Return loss
Alignment techniques within joints
5Practical aspects of connection technology
The joint and its specification
The introduction of optical fiber within joint mechanisms
Joint mechanisms: relative cladding diameter alignment
Joint mechanisms: absolute cladding diameter alignment
6Connectors and joints, alternatives and applications
Splice joints
Demountable connectors
Standards and optical connectors
Termination as an installation technique
Basic cabling elements
7Fiber optic cables
Cabling requirements and designs
Fiber optic cable design definitions
Inter-building (external) cables
Intra-building (internal) cables
Fiber optic cables and optomechanical stresses
User-friendly cable designs
Optical fiber installations: definitions
8Optical fiber highways
9Optical fiber highway design
Nodal design
Service needs
Optical budget
Bandwidth requirements
Fiber geometry choices within the highway design
Fiber optic cable and cable assemblies
10Component choice
Splice components
Termination enclosures
11Specification definition
Operational requirement
Design proposal
Optical specification
Contractual aspects of the specification agreement
Fixed cables
12Acceptance test methods
Air-blown fiber testing
Cable assembly acceptance testing
Pre-installed cabling
Short-range systems and test philosophies
13Installation practice
The role of the installer
The typical installation
Contract management
Installation programme
Termination practices
General inspection
14Final acceptance testing
Optical performance testing
Overall span attenuation measurement
Contract documentation
Technical documentation
The function of final highway documentation
16Repair and maintenance
Network requirements
Preliminary ideas
Initial implementation for inter-building cabling
Materials choice
Bill of materials (fiber optic content)
Installation planning
Exotic lasers
New optical fibres
Next generation components
New coding techniques
Appendix AAttenuation within optical fiber: its measurement
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