Archive for month: December, 2013

How to test the fiber optic transmitter and receiver?

30 December, 2013 (16:50) | Fiber Optic Extenders | By: fiberopticis

Introduction Most fiber optic transmitter is designed to be as simple as the application will allow. However, due to the complexity of some of the applications, things go wrong. In many cases, resolving a troubleshooting challenge can be as simple as properly cleaning the optical connectors. See article “Fiber Optic Connectors” for more information on […]

What is Fiber Optic Couplers & Fiber Optic Splitters

29 December, 2013 (16:38) | Fiber Optic Accessories | By: fiberopticis

Fiber, connectors, and splices rank as the most important passive devices. However, closely following are tap ports, switches, wavelength-division multiplexers, bandwidth couplers and splitters. These devices divide, route, or combine multiple optical signals. Some of the most common applications for couplers and splitters include: * Local monitoring of a light source output (usually for control […]

Loss Budget Analysis of Fiber Optic Cables

28 December, 2013 (16:26) | Fiber Optic Cables | By: fiberopticis

Loss budget analysis is the calculation and verification of a fiber optic system’s operating characteristics. This encompasses items such as routing, electronics, wavelengths, fiber type, and circuit length. Attenuation and bandwidth are the key parameters for budget loss analysis. Analyze Fiber Optic Link Loss In The Design Stage Prior to designing or installing a fiber […]

The difference of Single-mode Fiber & Multi-mode Fiber

27 December, 2013 (14:51) | Fiber Optic Cables | By: fiberopticis

Understanding the characteristics of different fiber types aides in understanding the applications for which they are used. Operating a fiber optic system properly relies on knowing what type of fiber is being used and why. There are two basic types of fiber: multimode fiber optic cable and single-mode fiber optic cable. Multimode fiber is best […]