SMF or MMF? Which Is the Right Choice for Data Center Cabling?

Selecting the right cabling plant for data center connectivity is critically important. The wrong decision could leave a data center incapable of supporting future growth, requiring an extremely costly cable plant upgrade to move to higher speeds. In the past, due to high cost of single-mode fiber (SMF), multimode fiber (MMF) has been widely and ...

Understanding Wavelengths in Fiber Optics

Although fiber optics is full of jargon, it’s important to understand it. In terms of many people, the most confusing one may be the “wavelength.” In fact, light is defined by its wavelength. It is a member of the frequency spectrum, and each frequency (sometimes also called color) of light has a wavelength associated with ...

When to Use Multimode Patch Cable

Fiber optic patch cables, also known as fiber jumpers or fiber optic patch cords, are a transmission medium made of glass used to transmit data via light. Generally there are two types of fiber optic patch cables: single mode patch cables and multimode patch cables. Single mode fiber cable is mainly used for applications involving ...

The Most Common Fiber Optic Patch Cables

Fiber optic patch cord common type is made of glass fiber, there are also some kind of plastic fiber patch cable,generally the glass fiber patch cords can be classified into single mode fiber patch cord and multimode fiber patch cords. Usually people use yellow color on single mode fiber patch cable, while orange color are ...