Optical fibers : Types, Materials and Fabrications

Optical fiber types : 



Advantages and disadvantages of optical fiber : Advantage: 1. Small size 2. Higher bandwidthDisadvantages: 1. Unidirectional propagation 2. High initial cost Read more 
Fiber optic cable :
What is a fiber optic cable? The fiber optic cable is to be used a variety of situations such as underground, outdoor poles or submerged under water. Read more

Fiber optic cable definition:
An fiber optic cable is a flexible, high-speed data transmission medium, transparent fiber made by drawing plastic or glass to a diameter slightly thicker than that of a human hair. Read more 
Fiber optic cable material: The material must be transparent for efficient transmission of light, Fiber material must be compatible with the cladding material, It must be possible to draw long thin fiber from the material. Read more 
Fiber optic cable speed: Fiber optic cable is generally in single mode fiber (OS1) and multimode (OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4). Single mode fiber optic can reach speed up to 100GB while multimode fiber optic run at speed from 100 Mb to 10 GB. Read more
Fiber optic cable uses: An fiber optic cable is a flexible, transparent fiber made by drawing plastic or glass to a diameter slightly thicker than that of a human hair. Read more
Fiber optic cable bandwidth: The bandwidth of fiber optic cable determines the maximum speed of the data pulses to the fiber cable can handle it. Read more
Fiber optic cable color code: In optical fiber inside the cable each tube in a loose tube cable, Individual fiber will be color-coded for different identification. Read more
Fiber optic cable advantages: An fiber optic cable is a flexible, transparent fiber made by drawing plastic or glass to a diameter slightly thicker than that of a human hair. Read more
Fiber optic cable disadvantages : 
A fiber optic cable is a flexible, transparent fiber made by drawing plastic or glass to a diameter as a means to transmit light between the two ends of the fiber and find wide usage in fiber optic communication. Read more
Step index fiber :

What is the step index fiber?
The step index fiber is fiber is a cylindrical waveguide core with inner core has a uniform refractive index of n1 and the core is surrounded by an outer cladding with a uniform refractive index of n2. Read more

Advantages and Disadvantages of step index fiber
Advantages: 1. It is easy to manufacture 2. It is cheaper compared to the graded index
Disadvantages: 1. Pulse distortion is more 2. The information carrying capacity is less
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Graded index fiber :

What is graded index fiber?
The graded index fiber has a core made from many layers of glass. In the graded index fiber, the refractive index is not uniform within the core, Read more

Advantages: 1. Losses are reduced to 2. The information carrying capacity is increased
Disadvantages:1. Difficult to manufacture 2. Costly compare to step index fiber Read more 

Fiber optic cable :



What is a fiber optic cable? The fiber optic cable is to be used a variety of situations such as underground, outdoor poles or submerged under water. Read more

An fiber optic cable is a flexible, high-speed data transmission medium, transparent fiber made by drawing plastic or glass to a diameter slightly thicker than that of a human hair. Read more 
Fiber optic cable material: The material must be transparent for efficient transmission of light, Fiber material must be compatible with the cladding material, It must be possible to draw long thin fiber from the material. Read more 
Fiber optic cable speed: Fiber optic cable is generally in single mode fiber (OS1) and multimode (OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4). Single mode fiber optic can reach speed up to 100GB while multimode fiber optic run at speed from 100 Mb to 10 GB. Read more
Fiber optic cable uses: An fiber optic cable is a flexible, transparent fiber made by drawing plastic or glass to a diameter slightly thicker than that of a human hair. Read more
Fiber optic cable bandwidth: The bandwidth of fiber optic cable determines the maximum speed of the data pulses to the fiber cable can handle it. Read more
Fiber optic cable color code: In optical fiber inside the cable each tube in a loose tube cable, Individual fiber will be color-coded for different identification. Read more
Fiber optic cable advantages: An fiber optic cable is a flexible, transparent fiber made by drawing plastic or glass to a diameter slightly thicker than that of a human hair. Read more
Fiber optic cable disadvantages: An fiber optic cable is a flexible, transparent fiber made by drawing plastic or glass to a diameter as a means to transmit light between the two ends of the fiber and find wide usage in fiber optic communication. Read more