Fundamentals of Fiber Optics: 3 PDH


This online course is an introduction to concepts and theories of fiber optics and associated technologies. In this course you will learn about the history of fiber optics, its advantages & disadvantages, and the concepts of fiber optics including: the theory of light transmission through fiber optics, the structure of fiber optics, and properties of transmission.Instructor: Juan Pesante, PE


This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understand the history of fiber optics
  • Discuss basic fiber optics systems
  • Understand the nature of light propagation and the electromagnetic theory of light
  • Explain the properties of light reflection, refraction, diffusion, and absorption
  • Explain the basic optical fiber material properties and how optical fibers transmit light
  • Explain the ray and mode theories of light propagation along an optical fiber
  • Discuss the processes of light attenuation and dispersion
  • Understand the structure and components of fiber optic systems


You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 15 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 3 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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