An Introduction to Fiber Optic Cables: 10 Gb 50/125 (Aqua)

eiodotcom —  August 28, 2012 — 1 Comment

Today’s Eio post is on 10 Gb 50/125 (Aqua) Fiber Cables.

Fiber-optics, also called optical fiber, is a technology that allows light to travel along thin glass or plastic wires. These wires are typically bundled into fiber-optic cables. This type of cable is used most commonly in the communications industry, because digital information can be converted into light pulses that move along the length of the wires. The cables vary in length, from a few feet to long enough to cross continents or oceans.

Telephone calls, the Internet, and cable television are examples of the kinds of information that can pass through a fiber-optic cable. It is typically less expensive than copper wiring. These cables may run to homes and businesses, but they are typically used for long distance communication. It has not been known to turn corners easily without losing signal strength, however, so it is used more often for straight, level distances.

A fiber-optic cable is made up of many fiber-optic wires all bundled together. The major component in each wire is the optical glass or plastic core. This core is a thread of clear material that must be as pure as possible in order to conduct light over long distances. Impurities in the core may cause a degradation in the signal.

10 Gb 50/125 (Aqua)

This laser-optimized multimode fiber (LOMMF) cable provides backward compatibility with existing 50/125 equipment while providing the performance headroom required to support laser light sources and 10 gigabit applications. Optical Multimode 3 (OM3) fiber supports 2000 MHz/km EMB at 850nm, and provides 10 gigabit transfers up to 300 meters using an 850nm VCSEL source. Jacket is PVC (OFNR-rated).

Cables To Go 21623 9m USA 10 Gb LC/SC Duplex 50/125 Multimode Fiber Patch Cable – Aqua

This laser-optimized multimode fiber (LOMMF) cable provides backward compatibility with existing 50/125 equipment while providing the performance headroom required to support laser light sources and 10 gigabit applications. Optical Multimode 3 (OM3) fiber supports 2000 MHz/km EMB at 850nm, and provides 10 gigabit transfers up to 300 meters using an 850nm VCSEL source. Jacket is PVC (OFNR-rated).

Connector 1: LC Male
Connector 2: SC Male

Cables To Go 21605 6m USA 10 Gb LC/LC Duplex 50/125 Multimode Fiber Patch Cable – Aqua

This laser-optimized multimode fiber (LOMMF) cable provides backward compatibility with existing 50/125 equipment while providing the performance headroom required to support laser light sources and 10 gigabit applications. Optical Multimode 3 (OM3) fiber supports 2000 MHz/km EMB at 850nm, and provides 10 gigabit transfers up to 300 meters using an 850nm VCSEL source. Jacket is PVC (OFNR-rated).

Connector 1: LC Male
Connector 2: LC Male

Cables To Go 36215 5m 10 Gb SC/ST Duplex 50/125 Multimode Plenum-Rated Fiber Patch Cable – Aqua

This laser-optimized multimode fiber (LOMMF) cable provides backward compatibility with existing 50/125 equipment while providing the performance headroom required to support laser light sources and 10 gigabit applications. Optical Multimode 3 (OM3) fiber supports 2000 MHz/km EMB at 850nm, and provides 10 gigabit transfers up to 300 meters using an 850nm VCSEL source. Jacket is OFNP plenum-rated to provide the fire protection required to run within walls and air plenums without the need for conduit.

Connector 1: SC Male
Connector 2: ST Male

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