With a view of providing a platform to explore in-depth knowledge sharing for the latest technology and development in optical fiber by eminent professors and scientists, Department of Physics, Faculty of Engineering & Technology (FET), Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies (MRIIRS) has conducted one-week short term course for teacher’s fraternity on “Optical Fibers: Potential and Applications” from 18th to 22nd December 2017 through ICT in collaboration with National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh.
The Program was coordinated and successfully completed by Prof. (Dr.) Devi Singh, HOD and Mr. Sandeep Srivastava, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, FET, MRIIRS. Faculty members from various departments of MRIIRS and Manav Rachna University (MRU) attended this short-term course. This one-week program proved beneficial for the faculty participants as wide coverage of newer technologies and applications were discussed and demonstrated by the resource persons.
The various sessions of the course were encompassed by renowned persons from NITTTR, Chandigarh and CSIO Chandigarh viz. Dr. B. C. Choudhary, NITTTR, Chandigarh; Dr. J. K. Chhabra, EX Scientist (CSIO); Dr. S. C. JAIN, EX Chief Scientist (CSIO); Dr. Umesh Tiwari, Scientist (CSIO); Dr. Randhir Bhatnagar, Chief Scientist, CSIR-CSIO, and Er. Navjot Kaur, NITTTR.
In this STC the following topics were discussed in detail:
1. Fiber Optics Technology – An overview
2. Optical Wave guiding: Light Propagation & Fiber Configurations
3. Transmission Characteristics/ Signal Degradation
4. Optical Fibers: Fabrication & Cabling
5. Optical Sources & Detectors
6. OFC Link: Design & Analysis
7. WDM/DWDM: Technique & Components
8. Fiber Optic Sensing: Principle & Developments
9. Photonic Crystal Fibers: Benefits & Applications
10. Optical Fibers: Medical Applications
In addition to the above, laboratory experiments on BW, Data Rate, Attenuation, Splicing & Connections, OTDR Testing & Fault Location were demonstrated.