How To Choose The Multimdoe Fiber For Data Communications

Multimode fiber systems offer flexible, reliable and cost effective cabling solutions for local area networks (LANs), Storage Area Networks (SANs), central offices and data centers. Multimode fibers support data rates from 10 and 100 Megabits per second (Mb/s) up to today’s 1 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) and 10 Gb/s applications, with standards in development to support data rates up to 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s.

Three types of multimode fiber are currently found in premises networks: 62.5μm multimode fiber (OM1), 50μm multimode fiber (OM2), and laser optimized 50μmmultimode fiber (OM3). 50μm and 62.5μm refer to the diameter of the fiber core, which is the area that carries light signals. For the most part, OM1 fiber is found in legacy systems. Over the past five years, network designers have migrated to 50μm fiber,especially laser optimized multimode fibers (OM3), as they can support higher data rates and longer distances. Considering the higher bandwidth advantage, and the applications that most customers will use today or in the future, the Fiber Optics LAN Section recommends that for new installations, customers install OM3 fiber.

While 50μm multimode fiber might seem new, in the 1970s, when optical fiber was introduced, standard 50μm fiber (OM2) was the most popular of the early fiber types available, and was used for both long haul and short reach applications.

After the introduction of single-mode fiber in the 1980s for long haul telephony applications, multimode fibers were applied to short-reach interconnects, such as building and campus backbones needing support over distances from 300 meters to 2000 meters. As with many technology choices, there were trade offs between 50μm multimode and the singlemode fiber systems. The light-emitting diode (LED) sources used for multimode applications had a very large “spot” and the 50μm fiber did not fully couple the available power into the 50μm core. Consequently, 50μm fiber used with 850 nm wavelength LEDs was limited in distance. Receivers were not always able to detect an adequate light power at the distant end of the backbone. Still, network designers were reluctant to install single mode fibers as the power sources remained more expensive and there was no need in most premises applications for the long link lengths the more expensive singlemode facilities would provide.

62.5μm multimode fiber (OM1) was introduced in 1985 to solve these two problems. Because more light from LEDs could be coupled into its larger core, OM1 fiber could support 2 km campuses at 10 Mb/s. At the same time, its higher numerical aperture, which can be thought of as the fiber’s “light gathering” ability, made it easier to cable. Through much of the 1980’s and 90’s one multimode fiber, 62.5μm core FDDIfiber became a defacto standard among the vast majority of LAN installations. Despite continual upgrades in LAN bandwidth requirements, FDDI grade fiber remained a work horse for backbone fiber installations for many years, and is still present in legacy systems. Now we recommend you one type of multimode fiber patch cable from fiberstore.

Multimode fiber patch cables can be used as cross)connect jumpers, equipment and work area cords. All Signamax optical fiber patch cords are manufactured using riser) grade (OFNR) cable and are 100% factory tested for insertion and return loss to ensure transmission per formance perANSI/TIA)568)C.3 standard specifications.Patch cords terminated with ST,SC, LC and MT)RJ connectors (uniform and hybrid versions) are available in duplex and simplex designs. Our store have SC fiber optic cable, ST to ST fiber cable, ect.

Fiberstore produces high quality Fiber Optic Patch Cable using a variety of commercially available connectors and fibers. These patchcords offer low insertion losses, and excellent repeatability. Patchcords can be manufactured to any specified length. An array of cable materials are available, including unjacketed fiber, 0.9 mm outside diameter (O.D) loose tube buffer, 3 mm O.D kevlar rein-forced PVC jacketing, 3 mm armored cabling, and 5 mm heavy duty armored cabling as well as 3 mm or 5 mm Stainless Steel armored cablings.

The Technical Characteristics And Application Prospect Of New Generation Multimode Fiber

As we all know , due to the use of the Internet, the data transmission requirements show explosive growth like a geometric progression, so the network transmission speed requirements are also increasing intensity. The multi mode fiber is concerned , due to its inherent properties , it is generally used in a LAN , storage network , data center. In these areas , the data transmission rate of exchange is also required to continue to grow . To Ethernet , for example, since the 1990s , the transmission rate from 10Mbit / s ( Ethernet ) to 100Mbit / s ( Fast Ethernet ). IEEE in 1998 by the IEEE802.3z of Gigabits Ethernet (GbE) standard . 10Gigabit Ethernet standard IEEE802.3ae also passed in June 2002 . Multimode fiber products have been defined by the standard Ethernet transmission medium, its transmission window is at 850nm and 1300nm. Current land use in a communications network products for the general multimode A1a (50/125um) and A1b (62.5/125um) two kinds. Both products are performance and calibration of Ethernet and Fast Ethernet compatible. Just GbE Ethernet and 10GbE Ethernet standard is concerned , A1a and A1b multimode product is not suitable. Mainly due to the modulation frequency of LED (light emitting diode ) light source, only a maximum of about 650MHz. So Gbit / s and 10Gbit / s Ethernet must use LD ( laser diode ) as a light source, such as VCSEL ( vertical cavity surface emitting laser ) light source . This change makes the light A1a and A1b multimode fiber show a mode dispersion problem, the transmission distance can not meet demand. Therefore, it needs to improve the multimode fiber manufacturing technology , development and manufacturing of new generation of multi -mode fiber . This article describes a new generation of technical characteristics and application prospects multimode fiber.

Generally, there are many index to impact multimode fiber performance, but the direct result to the transmission distance is mainly affected by attenuation and multimode fiber bandwidth parameters. The attenuation parameter is determined by the fiber structure and the dopant concentration, the new generation of Multimode Fiber Patch Cable is same with the original fiber optic calbe on the product structure. so they are the same attenuation indicators . Multimode fiber bandwidth uses units. It is the modulation frequency and the length of the fiber product of the maximum modulation frequency of the pulse period of the optical fiber which can pass through. Because bandwidth is a comprehensive index multimode fiber characterization of the optical properties, it is affected by many factors, such as the light source, coupling waveguide structure, as well as the receiver performance aside other factors, on the fiber itself, determine its bandwidth intrinsic factor is a multimode fiber dispersion properties. Discussing multimode fiber dispersion analysis generally two ways, i.e., inter- mode dispersion and chromatic dispersion. That is, since the chromatic dispersion of the transmission of different wavelengths of light caused. Mode dispersion refers chromatic dispersion due to the different transmission modes caused. The essential difference between the ordinary and the new generation of multi -mode optical fiber is a multimode optical fiber being derived from this .

Optical Fiber

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Multimode fiber

For Common multimode fiber, since the LED light source are intended to be used in a network system. LED light source is a wide spectrum of areas having a large output. Due to its broad spectrum of characteristics, emitted light have different wavelength components, when such a light pulse is transmitted in the optical fiber, dispersion is the main cause of chromatic dispersion. The new generation of multi-mode fiber optic network is expected to be used in the LD light source. LD is a single-wavelength laser light source, the LD so emitted light pulse transmitted in the multi-mode fiber, dispersion-mode dispersion will be the main cause.

The related proucts about Common Multi-mode Fiber Optic Cable from Fiberstore, SC-SC Simplex 62.5/125 OM1 Multimode Fiber Optic Cable,

OM1 SC SC Multimode Fiber Patch Calbe

At the same time, because the common manufacturing process multimode fiber defects appear in the center of the center “recess”, this defect is due to the dopant material, such as a transition caused by evaporation of germanium. While multimode fiber interface, i.e., between the fiber core and cladding is easy due to the diffusion of dopant materials such defects. These defects in the original multi-mode fiber is not important. But for a new generation of multi-mode fiber is fatal. These defects will greatly increase the inter-mode dispersion and reduce the transmission properties of the optical fiber.

For the light source, the table 1 is a comparison of a typical LED light source and a VCSEL. it can be found, VCSEL is much less than the spectral width of the spectral width of the LED, so the purpose of comparison to the LED, LD can be said that the injection of a single wavelength. The LED and light emitted from the LD of different spot size. LED exit a larger area, you can inspire all of multimode fiber conduction mode, while LD light spot emitted only a small part inspired conduction mode. When injected into the LD multi-mode fiber end faces at different locations, different mode groups are excited, it will make the inter-mode dispersion and a greater difference between the transmission distance of the impact pulse. Figure 4 shows a comparison of light output LED and a VCSEL.

Injection method means the energy emitted by the light source is coupled into the multimode fiber process. Generally limited to full injection and injection molded in two ways. When the LED light source is a full injection, i.e., spot size, and light emitted from the multimode fiber core sizes are matched, then the pulse is excited in the multimode fiber optic cable conduction mode transmission, the transmission energy is concentrated in the middle mode group. While limiting the injection mold, the incident light spot covers only a part of the core, when it is conducting, it is only part of the excitation conduction mode groups. When the incident light spot at different positions of the core, the excited mode groups are different, resulting in differences in the inter-modal dispersion such that the bandwidth performance of the change of the transmission fiber. Therefore, when injected into the mold limit, you must determine the position and angle of the incident, otherwise the transmission distance of fiber support will change.

In IEEE802.3z GbE Ethernet standard, for the laying of fiber optic cable has proposed a so-called Patch cord [4] solution is injected into the mold of a typical limit program. In the 1300nm wavelength, this solution uses a single mode fiber as shown bias limit injection molding conditions, this Single Mode Fiber Cable can not only reduce multi-mode fiber optic which conduction mode is excited, but also partial connection set. It can avoid larger centers may exist in the optical fiber embedded in a recess problems.

Multimode Fiber Calbe

The above shows that the use of ordinary multimode fiber at Gbit / s and 1010Gbit / s Ethernet system, the light source, injection method and fiber itself, it will greatly deteriorate the performance of optical fiber transmission, increase system overhead, or increase system complexity. To solve these problems, the development of a new generation of suitable Gbit / s transmission rate over multimode fiber using a local area network products are the best choice. The new generation multimode fiber products from Fiberstore, you can find the related products, MPO MTP Fiber.  MPO/MTP Fiber Cable is offered for many applications for all networking and device needs like 100 Gig modules.  MPO Fiber Cable From Fiberstore are available in UPC and APC finishes, it supports both multimode and single mode applications,  and optional lengths available.  Our MPO/MTP fiber cable is with push connector IEC 61754-7 and TIA/EIA 604-5A compliant and offer low cost per termination for high density applications.