All About Fiber Optic Cables

Fiber optic cables are used in almost every area. They are used in health, media, and any other place you can think of. Many people love them due to the many great features they come with. Some of these features include:

RF interference: The units aren’t susceptible to radio frequency interference. Due to this, you can comfortably use them in different areas.

Distance: The unit transmits information over long distances without losing any data. This makes them ideal communication models.

While the units are great, they come with their fair share of negatives. One of the negatives is that they are not easily available. The units are also expensive to install. The cool thing is that their positives outweigh the negatives thus many people go for them.

How the cables work

The information transmitted through the cables flows in form of light through the core. It does this by constantly bouncing from one inner wall of the cable to the next using the total internal reflection principle. Since the cladding on the walls doesn’t absorb light from the core, the information being transmitted travels over long distances without being distorted.

The fiber optic system

The fiber optic system is made up of many components that make it possible for information to flow. The system is made up of the transmitter, optic fiber, optical receiver, and optical regenerator. The transmitter is synonymous to the sailor on the deck. It receives and directs the optical device turning it on and off and as a consequence generates a light signal. The light signals generated have different wavelengths such as 850 nm, 1300 nm, and 1500 nm.

The optical regenerator aids in the regeneration of the signal that is lost during transfer. This is common when the information is being transferred over long distances. The optical regenerator is made up of optical fibers with special coating. When the degraded signal comes into contact with the doped coating, new molecules are generated, making a stronger signal.

Finally, the optical receiver. This unit functions like a sailor on the deck of the receiving ship. The receiver takes the incoming light signals, decodes them and sends the signal to other uses.


This is what you need to know about fiber optics. If you think that they are the best units to go with, hire an experienced professional to install them for you. As rule of thumb ensure that the cables you install are of high quality.