Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Single and Multi Mode Fibre Optic Cable

Single Mode Fibre Optic Cable

A single mode fibre optic cable is or SMF is designed to transmit a single ray of light and has a maximum diameter of 10 microns.  Tjhe core of the fibre is a lot smaller than that of Multi mode fibre optic Cable.

Multi Mode Fibre Optic Cable

Multi mode Fibre Optic Cable allows for a larger badnwidth at speeds of up to 100mbs.  unlike single mode lightwaves are sent in numerous paths.  Cable thickness are typically around 50, 62.5 and 100 micrometers.

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Saturday, 23 April 2011

Choosing Fibre Optic Cable

When considering choosing the many different fibre optic cables to use in a installation, choosing the correct one is imperative.  The cables soul purpose is to protect the fibres within it, so where the cable is installed has an effect on which to use.

While installing cables in buildings they don't need to be as strong as those outside but need to pass stringent fire regulations.

When installing cables outside there are still several more important decisions to make that will have a serious effect on the protection and operation of the cable.

Baycom Optics can give you the best advice on choosing the correct fibre optic cable. We can ask you the right questions like where the cable is going, whether you require single mode, multimode fibre optics or even hybrid cables (a mixture of single and multimode).

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Sunday, 20 March 2011

Fusion Splicing Explained

Fusion splicing is the process of using heat to melt two fibre optic ends together. The fibre optic ends are first prepared for splicing by removing the protective coating from each end.  A process called cleaving is then completed which scores and breaks the ends.  The process requires precise treatment by experienced fibre optic engineers who use a microscope to inspect the ends.

Fusion splicing apparatus is used to mount the two fibres with a microscope to help in the placement. Once the fibres are aligned in the splicer they can be fused using carbon dioxide lasers, electric arcs or gas flames.

The most popular method to fuse the ends is using the electric arc technique due to the increased use of new tools.

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Saturday, 12 March 2011

What are Fibre Optics

A fibre optic is a thin, transparent wire that transmits light between two ends for data to flow through.  Used for fibre optic communications that allow for data to be sent over long distances with high bandwidth rates, higher than any other physical medium.

The data is not affected by electromagnetic interference that is often the case with wireless technology.

there are two types of fibre optic medium, multi mode and single mode

Mulit Mode Fibre Optics or MMF support propagation paths or transverse mode.

To join fibre optics together is far more complex than electrical wire or cable, professional fibre slicers are used to fuse the fibres together using heat

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Sunday, 20 February 2011

Work has began on a large contract installing Tie Fibres

Our professional installers and engineers are currently underway on a large Nationwide BT contract installing tie fibres on the 21CN network.

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Baycom welcomes new members to the team

With successfully securing new contracts, here at Baycom we are always looking at ways of expanding and improving our service.  We have now recently employed 2 New professionals.

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Large Project for Siemans Secured

We have recently secured large project for Siemens at LNG Site in the isle of grain

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