A practical and up-to-date tutorial on everything necessary to understand how to apply fiber in a communications application. Key topics include components, system design, cable installation, and systems and fiber measurement. This information should interest technicians, associates, trainers, supervisors, or engineers who design, install and/or maintain a practical fiber system in today's environment.
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FUNDAMENTALS OF LIGHT
LIGHT SOURCES AND TRANSMITTERS
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