SCTE Chapter Technical Training

Five Rivers Chapters Advanced OTDR Theory

October 26, 2023

The Five Rivers SCTE Chapter presents:

Advanced OTDR Theory, Setup, Testing, and Troubleshooting
Training Date 10/26 10AM CDT – 11:30AM CDT Virtual training
Host: Kevin Peres – EXFO
Join us for an insightful seminar led by Kevin Peres, an experienced Engineer from EXFO. In this seminar, we will delve deep into the world of Optical Time-Domain Reflectometry (OTDR), exploring advanced theory, setup techniques, testing methodologies, troubleshooting strategies as well as advances in OTDR testing. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just beginning your journey in fiber optics, this seminar promises to enrich your knowledge and skills in the field.

Introduction to OTDR Technology
Understanding the basics of OTDR technology and its crucial role in fiber optics.
The evolution of OTDRs and their significance in modern telecom networks.
Advanced OTDR Theory
Exploring the principles of OTDR operation.
Factors influencing spatial resolution, dynamic range, and dead zones.
Pulse dispersion and its impact on measurements.
OTDR Setup and Configuration
Choosing the right OTDR for your application.
Optimizing OTDR settings for accurate measurements.
Calibration and reference techniques for reliable results.
Testing Fiber Optic Networks
Step-by-step guide to conducting OTDR tests.
Interpreting OTDR traces and understanding event signatures.
Practical demonstrations of various testing scenarios.
Troubleshooting with OTDR
Identifying common fiber optic issues using OTDR traces.
Strategies for pinpointing the location of faults, splices, and connectors.
Real-world troubleshooting examples and solutions.
Case Studies and Best Practices
Next Generation of OTDR Testing
Introduction to EXFO’s iOLM Advanced OTDR Test Suite.
Learning from real-world case studies and success stories.

Best practices for efficient fiber optic testing and troubleshooting.

Tips for maintaining a healthy fiber optic network.