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How to Choose Fiber Optic Power Meters

What is a fiber optic power meter? The fiber optic power meter measures how much light is coming out of a fiber optic cable. It can be used to determine the amount of light being generated by an ..
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How to Choose Fiber Optic Light Sources

Like optical fiber, fiber optic light source technology has improved dramatically over the decades. These advances have greatly increased data transmission rates and reduced costs. Fiber optic ..
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Fiber Optic Cable Configurations 101

Many fiber optic patch panels use ST connectors. But modern data communication and telecommunication equipment adapt SC fiber connectors as the first choice. However, this does not pose ta problem ..
(October 21, 2008)
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The Application of an LC Connector in Fiber Optic Cable ..

LC connector is a mechanical device mounted on the end of a fiber optic cable, light source, receiver or housing to be mated to a similar device. LC and other Small Form Factor (SFF) fiber connectors .
(October 22, 2008)
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How to Choose Fiber Optic Cables For Your Application

Different fiber optic applications often require different fiber optic cables. Cable environment is the major factor in the type of cables chosen and it determines the fiber cable construction. Many .
(October 22, 2008)
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Emerging Fiber Optic Data Communication Technologies

With the explosive growth of Internet users, the demand for data communication network bandwidth has increased significantly. By the end of 2000, there were already 29 million Internet domains and ..
(October 22, 2008)
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Fiber Optic LAN Network Backbone 101

The intrabuilding backbone connects the main cross-connect in the building to each of the other cross-connects. An optical fiber intrabuilding backbone has emerged as the medium of choice due to its ..
(October 22, 2008)
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A Brief Introduction to Communication Systems

The original telecommunication system was developed for PSTN (Public Switch Telephone Network) for voice communications. But now communication networks include all types of voice, video and data ..
(October 22, 2008)
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The Secrets of Choosing Ribbon Fiber

Do you know why it is so expensive to install Fiber To The Home? Why Bell companies are reluctant to deploy fiber optic network directly to consumers in a large scale? It's not the material cost. ..
(June 25, 2008)
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Everything You Need to Know About Fiber Optic Ethernet

In the last decade, a wide variety of applications have been developed that covers a dozen of datacom networking technologies. The transmission speed ranges from 10Mbits up to 10Gbit/s and growing. ..
(June 25, 2008)
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How to Design a High Performance Optical Receiver?

The structure of an optical receiver is simple: consisting of just a photodiode to produce the electrical current and an amplifier. But do not be fooled: it is far more complex to design a really ..
(June 25, 2008)
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How to Design a Highly Reliable Fiber Optic Network

What happens if a major fiber optic cable is cut or a major hubbing location is destroyed in a fiber network? Will the whole system be brought down? That is the subject of this article: the ..
(June 25, 2008)
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Absolute Beginners Guide to Fiber Optic Sensors

What are fiber optic sensors? The fundamental characteristic of all fiber optic sensors is that they depend on some optical properties, such as intensity, phase, state of polarization and wavelength, .
(June 25, 2008)
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Absolute Beginners Guide to Fiber Optic Bit Error Ratio (BER) ..

Bit error ratio (BER) measurement is the fundamental measurement of the quality of the fiber optic communication system. It measures the system's probability that transmitted bits will be correctly ..
(June 25, 2008)
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Some Basic Concepts of Fiber Optic Loss Testing

When testing loss in a fiber optic link, some basic principles must be kept in mind all the time. 1. The testing wavelength should always be the same as the working wavelength. Because optical fiber .
(June 06, 2008)
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Everything You Need to Know About Aerial Fiber Optic Cable ..

Understanding The Basic Terms Dead end pole: Dead end pole is a utility pole on which self-supporting figure 8 aerial cable or a steel messenger is tensioned and terminated into a dead-end fixture. .
(June 03, 2008)
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The Tremendous Applications of Fiber Optics

The use of fiber optic systems is expanding at a amazing rate. Only in the past 10 years, fiber optic communications systems have replaced almost all coaxial and twisted pair cables especially in ..
(June 03, 2008)
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Optical Fiber Fusion Splicing and Its Applications

What is optical fiber fusion splicing? Optical fiber fusion splicing is a welded joint formed between two optical fibers. It is a permanent, low-loss, high-strength joint compared with other ..
(June 03, 2008)
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FAQ On Fiber Optic Cable Handling And Installation

1. What is the difference between copper cable and fiber optic cable? Even though fiber optic cables may look like traditional copper cables, we should always keep in mind that inside fiber cables ..
(May 17, 2008)
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What Are Optical Fiber Amplifiers And How Do They Work?

Why do we need optical fiber amplifiers? Basically what the optical fiber amplifiers solve is the traditional distance problem as in any long distance telecommunication system such as a ..
(May 07, 2008)
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How to Guarantee A Perfect Fiber Optic Network Installation - ..

You can find many different fiber optic test equipment from major manufacturers such as fluke, Noyes, JDSU and many other suppliers. I will cover the ones you will most likely encounter in general ..
(April 03, 2008)
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What Is Fiber Optic Splicing? Fiber Optic Tutorial Series 9

Lights travel in optical fibers need a continuous, non-disruptive path in order to travel a long distance without too big signal loss. But in a hundreds of kilometers fiber link, the light signals ..
(April 07, 2008)
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Understanding Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD) in Optical ..

:: What is dispersion in optical fibers? Dispersion is the fact that light pulses spread out while they travel along a fiber. This fact occurs because the speed of light in the fiber depends on its ..
(April 01, 2008)
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How To Achieve The Lowest Cost Possible When Installing A ..

The purpose of this article is to show you the available options for termination a fiber optic cable installation project. I will compare the pros and cons of different termination approaches. Fiber .
(April 04, 2008)
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Understanding Fiber Optic Cable Installation - Fiber Optics ..

Fiber optic cable installation is a very special task that only trained professionals can do it quickly and correctly. This is determined by fiber's fragile structure and highly sensitive to ..
(April 02, 2008)
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