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Fiber Optics, Second Edition by Edward A. Lacy, Robert J. Hoss

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8 Installation and Measurements

The installation and testing of fiber-optic systems obviously calls for different procedures than those used in most electronic systems. For instance, instead of concentrating on voltage and resistance measurements, the technician will be more concerned with measuring light intensity.

In this chapter we discuss safety, installation, and fiber-optic measurements. Splicing and connectoring were discussed in Chapter 5.

8.1 Safety

Like any other new system, fiber-optic systems have some unexpected hazards that can cause personal injury if ignored. These dangers originate in the lasers and LEDs, the glass fibers and receiver power supplies, and in the materials and equipment used for installation and measurement. ...

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