Difference Between Matched Clad and Depressed Clad Fibers

Single mode fibers used for telecommunication networks are designed carry optical signals for long distance with low transmission loss. One of the prime design criteria…

Use of Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer in Fiber Optics

Fiber optic network deployment staff and optical fiber and cable production/testing personnel are end users of Optical Time-Domain Reflectomtery in the fiber optic industry. The…

Handholes for Fiber Optic Network Installation

As the name indicates, handholes are holes constructed under the ground to access telecom cables/components by inserting our hands. Handholes are necessary for a fiber…

Fiber Distribution Point Terminal

Fiber Distribution Point Terminals are points where the Fiber Distribution Point Closure, the associated organizer and optical components are assembled and installed. Distribution cable used…

Fiber Optic Distribution Point Closures

The fiber distribution points or fiber optic terminals are points where the fiber optic cable gets terminated before the network gives its way to another…

First Fiber Optic Cable for Wide Area Network by Rediffusion

People in the Hastings, East Sussex were witnessing a landmark event in the history of fiber optics when they spotted the installation staff drawing fiber…

Historical Events in Fiber Optic Technology

When we talk about the history of fiber opitcs, we need to at least start from the year 1880. In fact, the use of light…

All Silica Optical Fiber

Optical fibers can be made of plastic or silica glass. An optical fiber made of silica glass is called Silica fiber or all-glass fiber. The…

All-Dielectric Fiber Optic Cable

An optical fiber cable made entirely of non-metallic components is called All-Dielectric Fiber Optic Cable. Optical fiber cables are designed and manufactured using a combination…

Add-Drop Multiplexer or ADM

In Fiber optic communication networks Add-Drop multiplexer drops and/or adds one or more optical channels to a signal. This device is an important element of…