Fiber Optic Cable Blowing Installation

One of my friends Mr. Arshad Raza, who works as Fiber optic cable installation supervisor with Aramco Oil company in Saudi Arabia shared a video that he took from the installation site. The video shows blowing installation of black sheathed fiber optic cable through HDPE duct.

Blowing installation has advantages over conventional pulling of cables. The installation tension is low during blowing installation. Cables are safe during installation and residual tension is also lower compared to that of conventional pulling. Residual tension is the strain that remains on cables after pulling through the ducts. Over a period of time, the residual strain reduces, but the bends prohibits the cable from relaxing.

Saudi Aramco is an American-Saudi Arabian joint venture company engaged in Oil excavation. Aramco uses fiber optic cables for communication, automation and surveillance of it’s facilities spread all over the Kingdom.

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fiber optic cable blowing installation video

Training Video for Slim Box Drop Closure from OFS

Leading fiber optic solution manufacturer OFS, a Furukawa company has published a new video instruction for demonstration and training of their drop closure. The new drop closure system is called Slim Box Drop System, which is used for drop cable assembly of the  premise drop cables from OFS.

This video was published in March 2015, but I noticed it when I found a tweet from OFS in twitter today. I found this video interesting and thought of sharing with all of you.

The SlimBox Drop Terminal\can be used as a drop terminal system for SDU deployment, and can also be used for small to medium sized MDU deployment. The SlimBox Drop system is used with the EX-Bend 4.8 mm or Mini LT Flat Drop Cables from OFS. Slim Box Drop system is an easy-to-deploy plug and play system.

The drop closure can accommodate up to 16 drop cables and can hold up to a 1×16 splitter, making it an excellent choice for distributed split architectures. It can also function as a splice closure, holding up to 48 individual splices. The terminal can be pole, pedestal or aerial mounted, but is not recommended for underground deployment in a hand-hole.

Termination Procedure for Indoor-Outdoor Cable

Termination of fiber optic cables used in indoor/outdoor areas needs special tools and procedures. Mike from Trango Systems shows how to terminate Trango systems certified cables. This video is a specialized training video for connectorization of tight buffered optical fibers.

Different from colored or uncolored optical fibers in a loose tube cable, tight buffered optical fibers need special stripping tools. The 900 micrometer tight buffers can be attached to the connector directly. Trango Systems use tight buffered cables for Microwave Backhaul Radio applications.

This video is the first part of a two-video series published by Trango Systems.

Learn the Language of Fiber Optics

You need to learn the terms used in fiber optics in order to understand the subject. The world’s leading fiber optic training institute FOA Inc. had released a video to teach newbies the terms used in fiber optics. Listening to the lecture and watching this video we can learn how to “talk fiber optics.” We can learn the language used in fiber optic technology and get an overview of the technology also.

You have to learn the language to be able to understand what you read or hear and to be able to discuss it with others. In this video, FOA introduces everyone to the jargon you need to know to get started in fiber optics. This video is a good starter if you intend to start your career in fiber optics.

Even though you are an expert in fiber optics, this video will help reinforce what you know. As of this posting, this video has 22,688 views. Watch this video and learn basic terms used in fiber optics.

Insertion Loss Test Using Silicon ZOOM II-Dual OWL 850 Test Kit

Mercy Salinas has uploaded a video on YouTube explaining how to test insertion loss of fiber optic cables. He uses Silicon ZOOM II/Dual OWL 850 Test Kit to explain the test procedures. He says the test kit is ideal for LAN managers and installers who need to do simple attenuation tests on their multimode networks.

Watch his video in which he says the Silicon ZOOM II (Zeroed Output Optical Meter) is an economical fiber optic power meter designed to provide accurate testing of multimode fiber cables at 850nm wavelength.

How Does a Fiber Laser Work?

A fiber laser is a type of laser in which the active gain medium is an optical fiber doped with rare-earth elements. Rare-earth elements such as Erbium, Ytterbium, Neodymium, Dysprosium, Praseodymium, Thulium and Holmium are used in the industry to make fiber lasers. Fiber lasers are related to doped fiber amplifiers with an additional feature of lasing. Fiber amplifiers provide light amplification without lasing. Fiber non-linearities, such as stimulated Raman scattering or four-wave mixing can also provide gain and thus serve as gain media for a fiber laser.

Fiber lasers find their application in material processing (marking, engraving, cutting), telecommunications, spectroscopy, medicine, and directed energy weapons. The video uploaded by Nufern Corporation provides basic and short introduction into the science of light, optical fibers and the development of optical fiber lasers.


Basics of Lasers and Fiber-Optics from MIT

Professor Shaoul Ezekiel  from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT explains the basic principles of lasers and fiber optics through the presentation slides.His presentation in simple language is easy to understand the complex technology of fiber optics.

The following topics are covered in the video: Why the interest in fiber-optics; How light propagates in an optical fiber; What determines the loss in a fiber; Single mode and multimode propagation; Single polarization fiber; Fiber amplifier operation; Fiber-optics applications in sensors and communications; Future developments.

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How Does a Fiber Optic Cable Work?

“Engineerguy” has a video uploaded to the Youtube to explain basic working principle of fiber optic cable. He uses a bucket of Propylene glycol to explain how fiber optic technology allows transmission of optical signals along the cables in terrestrial networks and across the oceans.

BIll Hammack from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular engineering of the University of the Illinois, Urbana explains in easy-to-understand language the basics fiber optic technology. Watch this video;