Specification of Low Density Polyethylene

Low density polyethylene (LDPE) is good sheathing material for fiber optic cables. LDPE offers low cable shrinkage compared to HDPE and MDPE. However Abrasion resistance…

Functions of Primary coating of Optical fibers

Coating of optical fiber is done to protect the bare silica fiber from outside environment. This is what generally comes in to our mind when…

Inner Primary and Outer Primary Coatings in Optical Fiber

Optical fibers are protected with outer coating material, that is flexible and has good resistance to the outside environments. This makes a bare optical fiber…

Why PMD of G.652.C Fiber is Higher than the PMD of G.652.B Fiber?

Have you ever wondered by seeing the Polarization Mode Dispersion values mentioned in ITU-T recommendations for dispersion unshifted single mode fibers? The current recommendation in…

Macrobending loss in Optical Fibers

The loss induced on the fiber, when it is bend by wrapping on a mandrel is known as Macrobending loss. Macrobending loss happes due to…

Trend in Loose Tube Diameters

The loose tube is a semi-finished product, which is an essential ingredient in optical fiber cable. The loose tube process is one of the most…

Advantages of Optical Fibers Over Copper Wires

Optical fiber cables have clear advantages over their ancestor copper wire cables. Some of the advantages of optical fiber communication with respect to copper wire systems are:

Introduction to Optical Fiber and Fiber Optics

Optical fibers are widely used in telecommunication, imaging and Laser industry. Optical fiber is basically transparent flexible cylindrical rods made of drawn silica glass or…

Specification of Polyethylene Color Masterbatch

Polyethylene is the commonly used sheathing compound for optical fiber cables for outdoor installation. Polyethylene comes in different grades and different specific gravities. According to…