ETRO 166 : Introduction to Fiber Optics



Class Hours

Class Hours3 lecture


Qualified for ENG 100. Qualified for MATH 103.

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring


This course is an introduction to fiber optic communications, providing a basic background and featuring hands-on training for installation and maintenance.

Emphasis will be on fiber optic data links for Local Area Network (LAN) applications. The basic background will cover the technology for fiber optic communications: fiber, cables, splices and connectors, emitters and detectors, transmitters and receivers, data links, LANs, and equipment for installation and maintenance.