Low Loss Optical Fiber Vendor

Low Loss Optical Fiber Vendor

Why it’s important to choose a good Low Loss Optical Fiber Vendor and the correct type for your applications?

Low Loss Optical Fiber Vendor

Why is it important to choose a good vendor of fiber cables and the correct type for your applications? Today’s low loss fiber has revolutionized the telecommunication industry as we know it. Fiber loss was very high when it was produced back in 1970. It had around 20dm of loss for applications running over it, but over the last 48 years, that loss decreased significantly. Today we are at .2 for single mode at 1550 nm, but this will not be the end of the drop. Low loss optical fiber vendors are continuing to explore new ways to bring their product’s loss lower. Why? Because lower loss means better performance. Today we have data centers going to 400 gigabytes to each cabinet and in 3 years, we will have some super data centers looking to do terabyte speeds. The ONLY way to achieve these incredible speeds are with even lower loss levels. We want and need these advancements in fiber to have faster and more powerful phones, better quality video and faster downloads. The internet of things is driving the creation of this product.

So how do scientists create fiber cables? It is through a multistage process with the use of new materials that they can make this product. The material of choice for low loss optical fiber is pure silica glass synthesized. The refractive index difference between the core and the cladding is realized by the selective use of dopants during the fabrication process. Dopants increase the refractive index of pure silica and are suitable for the core, while materials such as boron and fluorine are used for the cladding because they decrease the refractive index of silica. Additional dopants can be used depending on specific applications. If you did not understand that you are not alone, but the end results are amazing. We can now send incredible amounts of information over these long cables. Japan demonstrated that a single fiber cable was able to transfer 1 petabit per second over a distance of 50 kilometers. How much is 1 petabit?

  • The movie Avatar needed about 1 PB of storage to render those graphics.
  • It is estimated that the human brain can store around 2.5 PB of memory data.
  • Over 3.4 years of 24/7 Full HD video recording would be around 1 PB in size.
  • 1 PB is equivalent to over 4,000 digital photos per day, over your entire life.

A single PB is 1,024 TB. That number we already established was enormous even at one! In yet a more impressive view, 1 PB is equal to over 1 quadrillion bytes. That is a lot of information traveling over cable thinner than your hair.

When choosing a Low Loss Optical Fiber Vendor, you must be very selective.  You need to have a quality product so that you have less issues with your fiber plant. One such vender is Legrand. Their fiber optic solutions are designed to deliver the most advanced network performance, with a variety of density and connector options for maximum compatibility. Their systems and products are engineered and installed with performance in mind, giving you flexibility for your environment. Please view the following for more information on Legrand’s low loss optical fiber solutions:

If you have any questions please contact C&C Tech Group today.

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