Light Brigade, AFL’s education and training division, has added “High-Speed Fiber Optic Systems” to its library of menu-based staff training DVDs. As its title implies, the DVD covers the trends and techniques behind the current improvement of spectral efficiency within fiber-optic networks, including how advanced modulation formats work to help meet the demand for higher-speed optical transmission. In nine chapters, the DVD provides insight into the newest modulation formats and techniques that are designed to support greater reliability, flexibility, scalability, and ultimately greater efficiency in fiber-optic networks. Covered techniques and topics include coherent transmission, forward error correction, digital signal processing, software-defined networking, and optical amplification and switching. “The demand of high-speed transmission systems requires new techniques to transmit and receive high-speed signals,” said Dario De Paolis, vice president and general manager of Light Brigade. “This DVD addresses how advanced modulation formats coupled with forward error correction and coherent detection technologies achieves this goal.” The DVD includes a customizable bonus quiz for students. An instructor version is also available. For more information on fiber-optic training and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer’s Guide.