Optical Cable Series

Fiber Optic Cable(Outdoor)

Outdoor Fiber Optic CableFiber optic cable (outdoor) is composed of many fibers enclosed in protective coverings and strength members. Fiber can be single mode or multi mode. Common features for fiber optic cable include polarization maintaining, graded index, and metalization. A polarization maintaining cable has fiber that maintains the polarization of light that enters it. A graded index fiber optic cable has optical fiber in which the refractive index of the core is in the form of a parabolic curve, decreasing toward the cladding. Metalized fibers are coated with metals for increased temperature resistance, soldering, and harsh environments. An important environmental parameter to consider is the operating temperature.