Optical in Networking: 101

This is a very good presentation about optical stuff from NANOG 70 (2017). And I noticed there is an updated version from NANOG 77 (2019). I watched the 2017 (2h) and there is something always bites me: db vs dbm

A bit more info about dB vs dBm: here and here

Close to the end, there are some common questions about optical that he provides answers. I liked the ones about “looking at the lasers can make you blind” and the point that is worth cleaning your fibers. A bit about cleaning here.