Active Devices in an Optical Network

An active device is a device used in optical communication that requires a source of electrical energy for its operation. The energy is typically provided…

How an Optical Fiber Works? – Propagation of light and Total Internal Reflection

An optical fiber has a core and a cladding. The core diameter of a single mode fiber is approximately 9 micrometers. But more than the…

Important IEC 60794 Test Methods for Mechanical Tests on Optical Fiber Cables

This article deals with the recommended tests and their relevant IEC number. Often, people working in the fiber optic industry find it difficult to remember…

Design, Construction and Properties of Different Types of Loose Tubes in Fiber Optic Cables

Optical fibers are not usable for outside installation purposes if they are not protected properly. The loose tube is one of the most widespread methods…

What is the Cost of Fiber to the Home Broadband Deployment?

One of the strong disadvantages of fiber optic communication was the high development cost. It was especially true in the case of Fiber to the…

What are the Effects of Bending on Optical Fibers and Cables?

While designing an optical fiber cable for any of the applications like duct, underground buried, aerial and Indoor, the cable design engineer needs to consider…

What are the Functions of Indoor Fiber Distribution Hub?

With the focus getting slowly shifted to premise networking in the field of fiber optics, Indoor cable distribution has started getting more attention than ever…

Design Principles of Fiber Optic Aerial Pole Route

Fiber optic aerial pole route mainly consists of aerial fiber optic cables, required number of poles, guys, stranded metallic wires, braced poles, and other necessary…

Definitions of FTTH and FTTB

FTTH Council has issued guidelines on how to define FTTH and other optical fiber based network concepts. There has been more confusion on what terminology…