Fibre optic cable carry communication signals using small lasers or light emitting diodes (LEDs). The cable consists of glass strands, the centre of each strand is called the core which provides the pathway for light to travel. The core is clad in glass and insulation to reflect light inward to avoid loss of signal. There are two primary types of Fibre called single mode and multimode both are widely used for different applications.
ADVANTAGES OF FIBRE OPTICS VERSUS COPPER CABLING
At RAD Electric we service a varying range of industries which include : Small business, Defence,IT Sectors, Commercial, Universities, Hospitals, Industrial, Data Centres, Mining, Large scale infrastructure projects, Rail. We also service other Electrical-Security-Communication contractors who require our specialists fibre optic fusion splicing, test and commission services. All of our projects are spliced with Fujikara or Sumitomo splicers and tested with the latest Fluke DSX-8000 Light source power meters . The test results will be certified with the Fluke Linkware live software to ensure your fibre network meets international (ISO) standards . Fault finding fibre normally envolves a OTDR to measure or diagnose the fault to recitify or find the problem quickly.
COMMON FIBRE OPTICS TERMINOLOGY