Luna Announces New Webinars Addressing Distributed Fiber Sensing And Optical Network Design

Source: Luna Technologies, a Division of Luna Innovations Incorporated

Luna Technologies, a developer of advanced solutions for fiber-optic test and measurement systems, will be hosting free webinars on May 23 and May 24 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Luna's Optical Backscatter Reflectometer (OBR) will be featured on Tuesday, May 23, in a 1-hour session entitled "New Rayleigh-Based Technique for Very High Resolution Distributed Temperature and Strain Sensing," which will introduce a technique for high resolution distributed fiber sensing. The Rayleigh-based method provides temperature and strain profiling in optical fiber systems at less than 1 cm resolution and is compatible with standard single- and multi-mode optical fiber. This combination of high resolution and standard fiber compatibility enables a range of new applications for distributed sensing in telecommunications, avionics and military fiber optics, structural health monitoring, security, and industrial process monitoring. Examples of applications include "touch to locate (TTL)": locating position in a fiber system during assembly or maintenance simply by touching the fiber, and strain profiling and aging in mission critical fiber networks and data bus architectures. The webinar will conclude with a live demonstration of distributed sensing in a variety of fiber systems.

On May 24, Luna Technologies will team with RSoft Design Group Inc. to introduce new techniques for combining optical measurement and characterization technology with modern optical network simulation techniques in the webinar entitled, "Combining Component Characterization and Simulation to Enable the Next Generation Optical Network,", a joint webinar with RSoft Design Group Inc. As the optical physical layer has become more advanced, high resolution measurement of performance parameters such as chromatic dispersion, polarization mode dispersion and loss has become a critical element in ensuring component and network performance. Modeling and simulation of the physical layer is also a key element in ensuring both component level performance and overall network operability. This joint webinar will include introductions to both testing requirements and techniques for modern fiber-optic components and modeling and simulation techniques for robust and reliable network design. The webinar will conclude with a live demonstration of how both time- and cost-to-market can be reduced by combining the latest advances in both measurement and simulation.

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SOURCE: Luna Technologies, a Division of Luna Innovations Incorporated