Fiber Optics: The new benchmark for Fiber Optics - OM5

Created on: Jul 8, 2019

OM5 Fiber

OM5 Fiber

The fifth type of multimode fiber cable, identified by a lime green jacket per industry standards, has a core size of 50μm. It can support the wavelengths of 850 to 950 nanometers and utilizes Short Wave Division Multiplexing to transmit multiple wavelengths on a single fiber. This is the recommended fiber when transmitting 200G or 400g ethernet, as it saves cost compared to running multiple parallel fiber channels.

An OM5 fiber cable can reach up to 440 meters in a 40G SWDM4 transceiver, and 150m in a 100G-SWDM4 transciever. 

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Brian Sackett
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