Webcasts of fiber optic technology, network testing & equipment: Lightwave Online


Upcoming Webcasts

Troubleshooting Fiber Optic Links

Date 01/21/2015 Overview

Troubleshooting fiber-optic systems should be performed in logical steps. This session will show you a logical sequence to follow in order to effectively locate and resolve problems in both proactive and reactive restorations, including key elements and equipment. The content shows the common OTDR signatures that indicate breaks or mechanical stresses, which help to quickly determine the location of a fault. Examples will be given for initial acceptance testing, span testing, splice transit, and receive optical power levels, along with a discussion of the role that proper documentation plays in any successful maintenance and restoration plan.


On Demand

Understanding and Explaining Single-mode Fibers

Live on 12/17/2014 Overview

First envisioned by Charles Kao in 1965, single-mode fibers took almost two decades to fully implement. Today, many types of single-mode fibers, each with its own unique attributes, interconnect homes and business around the world, helping us to communicate more effective. This session, presented by The Light Brigade, will familiarize the attendee with the evolution of single-mode fibers and the various types that are commonly used to provide the bandwidth that fuels our communications society.


Test and Measurement Trends for 2015

Live on 12/09/2014 Overview

Join Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy as he offers his predictions for what to expect in  optical test and measurement in 2015. Our in-house expert will examine emerging requirements in the lab as well as in the field. Rising bandwidth requirements and calls for lower costs have test equipment vendors scrambling. Use the information from this webcast to help plan your test and measurement strategies and purchasing planning.

This event sponsored by JDSU.


Lightwave Live: Where Optical Technology is Heading

Live on 12/03/2014 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 and JDSU.


Understanding Multimode Fiber Bandwidth

Live on 11/19/2014 Overview

Due to the low cost of VCSEL light sources, the integration and use of multimode fibers for the transport of data, voice, audio, and video signals will continue to see tremendous growth in high-quality systems. This webinar, presented by The Light Brigade, focuses on the bandwidth requirements of various signal formats and provides an understanding of the fiber’s capabilities and limitations.


Subsea Bandwidth On-Demand: SDN for International Networks

Live on 11/18/2014 Overview

The cloud is having a significant impact on many industries. We live in an application-centric and cloud-centric world, where telecommunications capacity is increasingly content-driven, and service providers - including submarine cable operators - need to adapt to survive.


Trends in Silicon Photonics

Live on 11/12/2014 Overview

Now that much of the breathless hype surrounding silicon photonics has calmed down, what can we realistically expect from the technology? Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy will discuss the promised benefits of this wafer-level integration strategy and review how companies expect to use it to support high speed transmission in both data center networks and coherent-enabled carrier networks.


Active Optic Cable Test Solutions: Testing AOC/DAC QSFP+ cables up to 100Gb/s

Live on 11/06/2014 Overview

The major challenge by far is generating the correct signal conditions defined by the IBTA specification.  Generating high quality test signals is one factor in the total solution.  The other is being able to manipulate and control aspects of these test signals as defined by the specification to produce the required stressed signal conditions.  Anritsu delivers this level of quality and adjustment in the MP1800A Signal Quality Analyzer test platform, making the ATD calibration process a less daunting task.


Verifying PAM4 Performance in 28G & 56G Designs

Live on 11/04/2014 Overview

With next-generation CEI-56G Designs being considered, it’s time to understand the performance capabilities and testing approaches for Phase Amplitude Modulated signaling versus traditional NRZ-based architectures. This informative Lightwave webinar will provide participants with a review of 28G and the emerging 56G Standards landscape, straight from the OIF and IEEE organizations. Tektronix will discuss test challenges for PAM-4 including monitoring of signal nonlinearities, and how to setup a testing laboratory for verification of effective BER. The webinar will conclude with a look to the future of OIF-CEI-56G and IEEE400G requirements for test followed by a live Q&A session.


Establishing a Fiber Optic Maintenance Program 

Live on 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.