Fiber Optic Cable
Fiber optic cable is a type of cable made of thin strands of glass or plastic fibers that transmit data as pulses of light. Unlike traditional copper wires, These cables are immune to electromagnetic interference and can transmit data over much longer distances at higher speeds.
Fiber optic cables are commonly used in telecommunications, internet and cable television networks, as well as in medical and industrial applications. They are also used in military and aerospace applications because of their lightweight and high data transfer capabilities.
Fiber optic cables are made up of a core, which carries the light signals, and a cladding, which surrounds the core and reflects the light back into the core to prevent it from leaking out. The cable is protected by an outer jacket or sheath. There are two types of fiber optic cables: single-mode and multimode. Single-mode cables have a smaller core diameter and can transmit data over longer distances, while multimode cables have a larger core diameter and are used for shorter distances.
Installation of fiber optic cables can be more complex and costly than traditional copper cables, but the advantages in terms of speed, bandwidth, and reliability make it a preferred option for many applications.