Only fiber-optics meets today’s standards for data transmission rates. In its infancy stage, data was encoded for fiber-optical transmission by switching light on and off. This simple modulation technology has been insufficient for a long time. More and more established aspects of communications technologies have to be re-conceptualized via optical technologies. On top of this, further innovate procedures are developed.
The practice-oriented "Optical Communications Technology" laboratory course (ONT) consolidates the subjects of the corresponding lecture, which focuses on providing an introduction to fiber-optic technologies. This includes amplification of light via light, principles of phase modulation, installation of receiver circuits, laser stability, mode images in fiber-optics, particular effects in fiber grids, damping, transmission delay and transmission speed via fiber-optics.