Structure of Optical Fibers

Optical fibers are made of silica or plastic. Generally, optical fibers used in telecom field are silica based and those used in sensors and imaging…

G.652D Low Water Peak Optical Fiber Characteristics and Applications

Low water peak fiber as called generally by the fiber optic industry, the ITU-T G.652D compliant optical fiber in the series of ITU-T G.652 recommendations…

What is Acceptance Angle?

The angle at which the core of an optical fiber accepts incoming light; usually measured from the fiber axis. Light entering at an angle greater…

What is an Abrasive Material?

A course grinding material used to figure, shape, or finish optical elements. According to Wikipedia, an abrasive is a material, that is used to shape or finish…

Construction of Non-Metallic Duct Loose Tube Optical Fiber Cable

Application Non-metallic duct fiber optic cables are installed for general application purpose for long haul distances. These types of cables are suitable to install near…

Semiconductor Diodes and Their Building Materials

Semiconductors have revolutionized the electronics industry. Almost all modern devices and equipments that we enjoy in today’s day to day life make use of semiconductors….

General Notes on Fusion Splicing of Optical Fibers

Optical fibers are joined by arc fusion splicing. Fusion splicing procedures include fitting a splice protection sleeve, removal of coating layers to expose glass fiber,…

FTTx Wiring Concerns – Deploying Optical Fiber Cables in Multi Dwelling Units

With service providers started offering high speed internet based quality services, the OSP contractors are busy in installing indoor fiber optic cables in apartments and office buildings….

Fiber Optic Cables for Access and Last Mile Networks

The growth of Fiber to the home projects around the world demands a variety of optical fiber cable designs for the access network. Each design…