How to do a fiber optic mechanical splice: steps and tips

mechanical splicing

Mechanical splicing is the process of precisely aligning two fiber optics together using an alignment device and index matching gel that has a similar refractive index and covers the possible air gaps, helping light travel from one fiber to another with minimal loss and little back reflection.

January 27, 2017 by

What is Fiber to the Antenna (FTTA) and why does it matter?

FTTA is a broadband network architecture in which the high frequency and power electronics are taken from the based station and located at a remote radio-head (RRH), a based fiber optic system that converts digital signals into analog, close to the antenna and fiber optic is used to join the RRH to the base station in new and old antennas.

50μm vs 62.5μm: Which multimode fiber to choose?

Improvements in transmitters have made it possible to achieve higher speeds and longer transmission distances with multimode fiber. And now the question is:  which multimode fiber to use?

What you need to know about OM1, OM2, OM3 and OM4 fiber

What you need to know about OM1, OM2, OM3 and OM4 

There are different kinds of optical fiber cables, single mode and multimode. There also are four types of multimode fiber identified by the “OM”  designation described by the ISO/IEC 11801 and they are: OM1, OM2, OM3 and OM4.

March 10, 2016 by

Optical Fiber worst nightmares - Halloween Special

Optical Fiber, Halloween 2015

Optical fiber cables transmit data as light pulses over long distances so we can have Internet access and stream Netflix or check our social media. And their performance is really well, at least until an animal decides is time to eat delicious glass strands and shut down our connections

October 27, 2015 by

How will fiber optics save the world?

Technology is often created to improve our life, making it easier and better, but sometimes progresses affect our world, this is why telecom department is getting greener and greener replacing old school copper wired with fiber optic technologies.


Faster and Longer Fiber Optics for the future

Electrical engineers have broken key barriers that limit the distance information that can travel in fiber optic cables and still be accurately deciphered by a receiver....