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

more about fibre optic installers

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