What are the Different Types of Fiber Optic Cabling?
Fiber optic cables consist of a core that transmits light, which is usually either glass or plastic, followed by a cladding that reflects light to prevent significant loss, and surrounded by sheathing which protects the core and cladding from getting damaged.
The thickness of the cable depends on the location where it is placed and the type of performance needed.
Advantages of Fiber Optic cabling:
Speed: Fiber Optic cables operate at extremely high speeds, some even reaching gigabits.
Transmission: Fiber Optic cables are reliable for long-distance signal transmission. The signal quality is better when compared to copper wires.
Bandwidth: Fiber optic cables allow users to utilize maximum bandwidth and have a larger bandwidth capacity.
Maintenance: The maintenance cost of Fiber optic cables is less as they are less prone to wear and tear.
Resistance: Fiber optic cables are resistant to electrical interferences and are hence efficient. There is a low risk of signal dropping to being interfered with.
Types of Fiber Optic cabling:
Multimode Fiber Optic cable: The multimode fiber has a wide core that allows it to carry multiple streams of data simultaneously at wavelengths of 850nm or 1300nm. Multimode fiber uses LED as its light source and it is used to carry high volumes of data over shorter distances for example, inside a building or for the campus. Multimode fiber optic cables have a larger core, typically 50 or 62.5 microns, that allows multiple light modes to propagate. Because of this, more data can pass through the multimode fiber core at a given time. The maximum transmission distance for MMF cable is around 550m at the speed of 10Git/s. It can transmit farther at lower data rates, such as going about 2km at 100Mb/s.
Single-mode Fiber Optic cable: Single-mode fiber is a common type of optical fiber that is used to transmit over longer distances. Single-mode fiber is a single glass fiber strand used to transmit a single-mode or ray of light. Single-mode fiber features only one transmission mode. Compared with multi-mode fiber, it can carry higher bandwidths; however, it needs to have a light source having a narrow spectral width. Single-mode fiber provides users with a greater transmission rate in addition to nearly 50 times longer distance as opposed to multimode fiber.
Understanding Fiber Optic cabling is confusing for the layman. It is, therefore, necessary for organizations to approach professionals who assist you in choosing the right kind of Fiber optic cabling that suits your needs.
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