Advanced PMD and CD Testing

2 Day Course
Hands On
Code PWL057

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This 2-day course is designed for managers and engineers who are required to accept, interpret or understand PMD measurements, test engineers who perform PMD and spectral attenuation measurements for system characterisation or acceptance testing. Also managers or engineers involved in the specification of PMD test sets, chromatic dispersion and attenuation test sets and measurements.


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Chromatic Dispersion Measurements (2 topics)

  • Measurement techniques
  • Principles summary

Photonic Component Measurements (2 topics)

  • PMD & PDL measurement techniques
  • Principles summary

Spectral Attenuation Measurements (2 topics)

  • Measurement techniques
  • Principles summary

Measurement Documentation (3 topics)

  • Data storage
  • Test sheets
  • Presentation & comparison with specifications

Course Review

Introduction (2 topics)

  • Basics of dispersion
  • DWDM systems & requirements

Fundamentals of Chromatic Dispersion (2 topics)

  • Chromatic dispersion basics
  • Fibre types & management

Fundamentals of PMD (4 topics)

  • Polarisation
  • Birefringence
  • Fibre effects
  • Mode coupling

PMD Field Measurements (3 topics)

  • Measurement principles
  • Problems
  • Procedures & calibration

PMD Measurement Practical (1 topic)

  • Hands-on practical measurements of test boxes & systems


A basic understanding of optical fibres is required for this advanced course.

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Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

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