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Introduction to Fiber Optics Transmission. Fiber Optic Cable. Connectors, Splices and Other Passive Devices. Light Sources. Light Detectors. Impairments to Light Transmission. Regenerators and Fiber Optic Amplifiers. Wavelenght-Division Multiplexing (WDM). Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) and Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH). Link Engineering of Lightwave Systems. Outside Plant Considerations. System Availability and Survivability. Powering Options to Improve Availability. Hybrid Fiber-Coax (HFC) Systems. On-Premises Wiring of Buildings - Fiber Optics. Trouble-Shooting Fiber Optic Systems. Optical Networking.