In order to know how effectively your fiber optic cables are transmitting, you'll need to test each one for Optical Loss. The term “Optical Loss” describes the difference between the amount of light sent into the transmitting end of a fiber optic cable, and the amount of light that successfully makes it to the cable's receiving end. This tutorial covers the basic steps involved in Optical Loss Testing.
Experience Level: Advanced
Time Required: Test equipment works in seconds per cable; set up time varies with experience