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SCTE New England

Dec 7,

9 AM - 1 PM

Fiber, MUX, & DWDM Fundamentals, Testing & Troubleshooting
(New England Chapter)

Synopsis: We'll break down DWDM systems into their fundamental components & testing methods:


Core Components of DWDM Systems:

  • Transmitters: Understand how these devices convert electronic signals into optical signals at different wavelengths.

  • Receivers: Learn how receivers detect optical signals and convert them back into electronic signals.

  • Multiplexers (MUX): Explore how MUX combines multiple optical signals onto a single fiber.

  • Demultiplexers (DEMUX): Understand DEMUX's role in separating multiple optical signals at the receiving end.

  • Amplifiers: Get insights into optical amplifiers that strengthen signals for long-distance transmission.


Testing Methods for DWDM Systems:

  • Precision Testing: Know why precise testing is crucial for top-notch system performance.

  • Optical Time-Domain Reflectometers (OTDRs): Dive into OTDR capabilities, including:

  • Measuring optical power: Assess the strength of optical signals.

  • Identifying losses: Detect signal weakening along fiber optic paths.

  • Detecting faults: Learn how OTDRs spot anomalies, like breaks or bends in the optical fiber.

  • Fiber Inspection Scopes: Discover how these scopes ensure clean, well-terminated fiber connections.

  • Power Measurement: Broadband power meter vs Channel Checker. Understanding the right test tools for your testing application.


Benefits of Attending:

  • Deep DWDM Understanding: Develop a stronger grasp of DWDM system components and their functions.

  • Mastering Testing: Increase your expertise in using OTDRs for precise measurements, loss detection, and fault identification.

  • Troubleshooting Skills: Equip yourself with skills to swiftly address common issues and minimize network downtime.

  • Engage with Experts: Connect with industry pros and peers for knowledge sharing and networking.

  • Career Advancement: Gain practical insights to advance your telecom career.


By the end of this training, you'll have a stronger foundation in Fiber Optic and DWDM basics, along with practical skills. Join us for this informative session to enhance your technical knowledge.


Speaker Bio:

Kevin Peres, Applications Engineer, Advanced Technologies and Solutions, EXFO

Kevin has been with EXFO for 20 years and has been involved in the telecom industry for over 30 years. Starting in excavation as a laborer, Kevin traded his shovel for a backhoe laying cable across the US. He later worked for a Tier 1 service provider as a splicer and tester, working on new installs and disaster recovery. Kevin became an operations technician, turning up and maintaining DS1 to 10G systems. Leveraging this field experience, Kevin delivers a unique perspective in his educational approach when delivering expert content via webinars or seminars.

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1 - 2 PM

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