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Fiber Optic Cable Design

This article describes the main factors in designed high quality fiber optic cables. Fiber Optics For Sale Co. stocks all types of fiber cables. You can find the fiber cable products here or click on the following picture. For fiber optic cables to be real alternatives to copper cables, they must be able to be safely installed and maintained in all environments where metallic conductors are normally installed. Fiber cables must have very good mechanical properties to work in these environments such as underground ducts. However, glass optical fibers themselves are very brittle and very susceptible to mechanical handling. Therefore,

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Plastic Optical Fiber Overview

This overview talks about the history and current development in plastic optical fiber (POF) technology for data networking applications. You can find the plastic optical fiber products here or clicking on the following picture. Do we really need plastic optical fiber for computer networking? For a very long time, single mode and graded-index multimode glass optical fibers based on silica material have been the only media for optical communication networking. They offer high bandwidth, very low attenuator, and extremely high reliability. But this benefit comes at a cost. Glass optical fibers require highly trained technician for installation and very expensive

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The Benefits of Using Single Mode Single Fiber

More and more products are being released with single mode single fiber optics and can be perceived as being very expensive, but are they? What is single mode single fiber?The answer is that it is possible to transmit and receive using one strand of single mode fiber. This is achieved by using two different wavelengths – one end will transmit at 1550 and will receive at 1310 and vice versa for the other end. By using these wavelengths the signals will never collide.   How does this help?In large networks where uptime is required for mission critical applications, throughput

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I’ve read about the new 50-micron laser optimized multimode fiber. When should I specify that instead of standard 50-micron or 62.5 micron fiber?

Companies that are installing fiber today should consider the new 50-micron laser-optimized multimode fiber as it will fully support 10 Mbps or 100 Mb/s legacy applications as well as provide 1 and 10 Gb/s future-proofing. In addition, laser optimized 50-micron multimode fiber supports low-cost multimode opto-electronics and low-cost, easy-to-install connectors. However, if your company already has 62.5 micron or standard 50-micron installed in its network there’s no need to panic — or to pull out the fiber and recable. Both of these fiber types offer the ability to support application up to Gigabit levels and are likely to meet your

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Multimode Fiber Applications

As transmission moves closer to the user and distances become shorter, a set of solutions are necessary to address the specific needs of the LAN market and those of other short-reach applications, such as SAN (storage area network) and equipment room interconnections. Also the demand for data rates in excess of a Gbps keeps growing for the above applications, so multimode fiber and short-wave VCSELs are becoming the dominant technologies. Since the success of 100Mbs fast ethernet in the 1990s, the driving forces behind the spurring interest in multimode fibers are the Gigabit Ethernet and 10Gigabit Ethernet. Although other technologies

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