Have you ever thought about how you get emails or any other information, from any corner of the world, within a blink of an eye?
This has been made possible by a network of cables that are laid under the ground and below the ocean. The cables which carry most of the world’s data are none other than fiber optic cables. The type of network cable that consists of glass fibers inside an insulated casing is called fiber optic cable.
Fiber optic components are listed below:
They are used in medical equipment, transferring data over large distances in a short time, etc.
How has fiber optic cable revolutionized the world around us?
Fiber optical cable is made up of thousands of fiber strands. And a single strand is as thin as human hair. Optical fibers carry information in the form of light. Fiber optic cables work through the phenomenon of total internal reflection. The total internal reflection will happen if the laser strikes the interface at an angle more significant than the critical angle.
And the light will reach the other end. This means that light can be confined in the optical fiber over a large distance. No matter what complex shape the fiber forms. Total internal reflection happens between the high refractive index glass and the low refractive index air.
However, optical fibers need a protective coating. A protective coating is not possible with this configuration. The introduction of protective material will replace the position of the air and cease the total internal reflection phenomenon. An easy way to overcome this issue is to introduce a low refractive index glass above the core glass, known as cladding.
This way, the total internal reflection will happen. And we’ll be able to use a protective layer. Both the core and cladding use silica as their base material. The difference in the refractive index can be achieved by adding different types of dopants.
Best supplier of fiber optic components:
If you want to buy fiber optic components from a trusted supplier, we suggest you contact Peak Fiber Communication Co., Ltd.
We are a professional company located in Suzhou, China, and specialize in manufacturing fiber optic passive components. Our company has been serving customers since 2001. We have developed healthy relationships with various companies that are located in the United States of America, Europe, Asia, Taiwan, etc.