Single mode and Multimode Fiber Optic Patch Cord

Fiber Optic Patch Cable is also known as optical fiber jumper or optical patch cord. It is composed of a fiber optic cable terminated with different connectors on the ends. There are two major application areas of fiber optic patch cords which are computer work station to outlet and fiber optic patch panels or optical cross connect distribution center. Single mode fiber patch cables are primarily used for applications involving long distance, while multimode patch cables are the choice for most common local fiber systems because the devices for multimode are far cheaper.

Single mode fiber patch cables have a small core and only one pathway of light. With only a single wavelength of light passing through its core, single mode realigns the light toward the center of the core instead of simply bouncing it off the edge of the core as with multimode. Single more is typically used in long-haul network connections spread out over extended areas-longer than a few miles. For example, telcos use it for connections between switching offices. Single mode cable features a 9-micron glass core.

Multimode fiber patch cords have a large-diameter core that is much larger than the wavelength of light transmitted, and therefore has multiple pathways of light-several wavelengths of light are used in the fiber core. Multimode fiber patch cord can be used for most general fiber applications. Use multimode fiber for bringing fiber to the desktop, for adding segments to your existing network, or in smaller applications such as alarm systems. Multimode cable comes with two different core sizes: 50 micron or 62.5 micron.

Simplex fiber patch cable consists of a single fiber, and is used in applications that only require one-way data transfer. For instance, an interstate trucking scale that sends the weight of the truck to a monitoring station or an oil line monitor that sends data about oil flow to a central location. Simplex fiber is available in single mode and multimode.

Duplex fiber optic patch cord cable consists of two fibers, usually in a zip cord (side-by-side) style. Use duplex multimode or single mode fiber optic cable for applications that require simultaneous, bi-directional data transfer. Workstations, fiber switches and servers, fiber modems, and similar hardware require duplex cable. Duplex fiber is available in single mode and multimode.

Applications of optical patch cord:

FTTH application
Premise installations
Data processing networks
Wide Area Networks (WANs)
Telecommunication networks
Industrial, mechanical and military


. Fiber optic connector type: LC, FC, SC, ST, MU, MTRJ, E2000
. Ferrule Interface type: PC, UPC, APC
. Fiber cores: Simplex, duplex, 4 fibers, 8 fibers etc.
. Fiber type; Single mode (G.652, G655), multimode(50/125)/(62.5/125)
. 100% Insertion Return Loss, End Face and Interference inspection
. Low insertion loss, high return loss
. Excellent mechanical endurance
. Good in repeatability and exchangeability
. Insertion loss: <0.5 dB
. Operation temperature: -20° to 85°C
. 10G OM3 OM4 fiber cable available
. Various jacket material, PVC and LSZH

FiberStore fiber jumpers are manufactured strictly according to international standard. We adopt high quality raw materials and we use on-site manufacturing equipment. Our skilled workers and quality control department work closely together to guarantee that every piece of our fiber optic patch cord is excellent quality and looking. Our fiber patch cables are fully compliant with international standards and are with very good quality and competitive prices.