Fibre Optic Source

  • Course Overview

Fibre optic cable is just a dark fibre pipe without any signal passing through it. It is Optic sources that enable communication through it. Like any other transport medium, fibre optic cable also has limitation in terms of the distance it can allow communication between a transmitter and the receiver. To overcome this limitation, there are optical amplifiers which are used to extend the distance of communication over optical fibre. This course starts with explaining the functional principles of semiconductor diodes to act as transmitters over designated wavelengths. It then deep dives into comparing specifications, features and applications of different sources, regenerators and amplifiers.


  • Course Pre-requisites

The course is applicable to all technical and non-technical professionals of any organization operating in telecom technology domain.


  • Course Objectives

Upon completion of this training, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of semiconductor technology behind fibre optic sources
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of LEDs, Laser Diodes and Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers or VCSELs as optical sources
  • Compare the specifications and applications of different fibre optic sources
  • List the commonly used transceivers in the industry
  • Explain the functioning of different types of Optical regenerators
  • Differentiate the functioning and applications of various optical amplifiers such as Semiconductor Optical amplifiers or SOA, Erbium-Doped Fibre Amplifiers or EDFA and Raman amplifiers


  • Course Duration

This duration of this e-learning course is of approximately 40 minutes.

Course Content

Total learning: 2 lessons Time: 10 weeks



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