Upcoming Webcasts

Establishing a Fiber Optic Maintenance Program 

Date 10/29/2014 Overview

Establishing an effective maintenance program for your fiber optic system(s) involves periodic reviews of both the transmission equipment and the fiber plant. This session, presented by The Light Brigade, takes a look at techniques that can be used to test live and dark fibers for potential problems before an emergency restoration is required.  The content also discusses documentation requirements, and makes suggestions and recommendations for system equipment alongside with baseline equipment requirements.


Lightwave Live: Maximizing Reach and Efficiency in Enterprise/Data Center Networks

Date 10/01/2014 Overview

In this edition of our Lightwave Live series, Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy uses a pair of articles from the September/October 2014 issue of Lightwave to discuss how enterprise and data center network managers can maximize the reach of their fiber-optic networks. He'll also discuss strategies for using optical cables to help power equipment attached to the network, including the use of Power over Ethernet.

This presentation sponsored by AFL, JDSU, and JGR Optics.


Accurate OTDR Measurements in the Outside Plant

Date 09/24/2014 Overview

The optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) is used to perform distance, attenuation, and reflectance measurements.  However, most OTDR users do not know how to properly calibrate their OTDR to perform accurate distance measurements.  This session, presented by The Light Brigade, will explain the causes of inaccurate distance measurements as well as how to correctly adjust the instrument, including how to specify these processes when working with contractors and developing "as-built" documents. Once these procedures are in place, these practices can be used to identify faults with greater accuracy during emergency restorations.


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Test and measurement for next generation optical communications

Live on 09/17/2014 Overview

Increased communications capacity continues to be the primary objective for fiber optic system and component engineers whether designing transoceanic networks or connecting two adjacent data switches.  In addition to simply building faster devices, a variety of techniques are being employed to squeeze more information through an optical fiber including parallel data structures, advanced modulation techniques, and coherent receivers.  In this webcast, sponsored by Keysight Technologies, we will discuss how test and measurement techniques have evolved to keep pace with changes in optical communications.  The discussion should be beneficial to both R&D engineers as well as those designing manufacturing test solutions.


How to make designing Photonics Integrated Chips accessible and affordable

Live on 09/16/2014 Overview

Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) based components are becoming necessary as communications equipment continues to scale, thereby challenging cost and power consumption curves.  The challenges in bringing these components to market are many.

Please join us for this webcast from 7 Pennies Consulting powered by PhoeniX Software, Mentor Graphics, JePPIX, LioniX, and Bright Photonics.


ECOC 2014 Preview

Live on 09/10/2014 Overview

The optical communications industry will gather in Cannes, France September 21-25 for the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC). The event always provides a platform for new technology announcements, reports of R&D breakthroughs, and discussions of network requirement trends. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy will highlight his predictions for what will likely be the dominant topics of conversation.


Fiber Optic Sensing and Sensing Applications – A Primer

Live on 08/27/2014 Overview

This session, presented by The Light Brigade, serves as a primer on the fundamentals of current fiber optic sensing technologies


Trends in Fiber and Cable

Live on 08/20/2014 Overview

With the demands placed on service provider, enterprise, and data center networks continuing to evolve, optical fiber and cable technology development must keep pace. This webcast will review recent advances in fiber and cable technology and practices designed to meet the needs of high-speed networks as well as reduce installation costs and improve network performance.


Lightwave Live: 400GbE and Data Center Design

Live on 08/06/2014 Overview

Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy continues are series of webcasts surrounding the latest issue of Lightwave. This webcast highlights articles in the July/August 2014 issue on the challenges awaiting the developers of the 400 Gigabit Ethernet specifications as well as emerging new roles for optical communications technology in mega-scale data centers. Stephen will also look at how fiber optics use is evolving in more conventional data centers.

This event is sponsored by AFL, Anritsu, and JDSU.


Lightwave Optical Innovation Summit Review

Live on 07/31/2014 Overview

The Lightwave Optical Innovation Summit brought carrier network planners, enterprise network managers, analysts, engineers, CTOs, and CEOs together in Austin, TX, to discuss what optical technology innovation is necessary, what it might look like, and when we might see it. 

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Fujitsu, Alcatel-Lucent, Light Brigade, JDSU, BTI Systems, Coriant, and XKL.