Fiber optics is divided into two general classifications; Singlemode and Multimode Fiber. For short distance applications such as patch cords in data centers, Multimode Fiber can offer significant savings over Singlemode. Learn more about the advantages, suggested uses and general information about Multimode Fiber.
Fiber Optics can be a complex topic of discussion. It is hard to believe that something like a movie can be transmitted to us over a beam of light. In this blog, we aim to explain the wavelengths that are utilized to make that work in a Fiber Optic system.
Due to the fragility of the Fiber Optic Core, and the sensitivity of light transmitting through the core to even the slightest imperfections, the jacket and protection around the core is very important factor to consider. You will want to base your jacket material on the connectors and environment of the application.
Fiber Optics can be classified by Singlemode and Multimode Fiber. Each has different pros and cons, however due to the bandwidth and distance capabilities it is safe to say that Singlemode fiber is the best option for "future-proofing". Im sure that you have heard of Singlemode Fiber before if you are reading this article, but the question is How much do you know?
MTP/MPO fiber connectors are the most unique connector option. They often couple 12 or 24 fibers together. This set up is generally used for 40G to 100G short distance, parallel connections. Learn more about MTP and MPO fiber ferrules, and when you should considering using them in your next installation.