Fiber Characterization

Light Brigade offers three optical networking and characterization courses for engineers, planners, project managers, construction and operations staff, and anyone working with high-speed networks. Choose the course that works for your needs.

Fiber Characterization Fundamentals

This two-day class combines classroom lecture and hands-on testing skills to provide an understanding of the principles behind building and maintaining high speed optical networks. Key parameters such as polarization mode dispersion (PMD), chromatic dispersion (CD), and optical return loss (ORL) need to be calculated in order to evaluate system capabilities and network upgrades to higher bit rate systems.  Learn more

Certified Fiber Characterization Engineer (CFCE)

This course, offered in partnership with Fiber Insight, is focused on mastering the fiber optic tests that are required to verify that your infrastructure can support high data rate applications (10 Gb/s, 40 Gb/s, 100 Gb/s) and Raman amplification as well as extended wavelength ranges for CWDM and DWDM systems. It is typically required to characterize fibers when dark fiber contracts are signed to prove that the fiber will operate properly.  Learn more

Certified Optical Network Associate (CONA)

This course provides an introduction to optical networking and the types of systems that are in widespread commercial deployment. In this five-day course offered in partnership with Fiber Insight, students learn how to design, plan, and implement cost effective, high capacity networks. Learn about single channel networks to multiple channel options using CWDM and DWDM technology.  Learn more