Understanding Fiber Optic Cable Networks and Their Advantages and drawbacks. This article is intended as information for you all, especially intended for those who are looking for more details about the fiber optic cable for the benefit of the installation of computer networks.
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Download Here, we are not only talking about the understanding of fiber optic cable, but also includes an overview of the characteristics and functions of fiber optic cable, as well as the workings and advantages and disadvantages of fiber optic cable itself when used as one component in the installation of a network computer.

As an initial discussion, it would be nice if we find out first about the definition of fiber optic cable, both when viewed broadly and more specifically with reference to its use as one part of a computer networking hardware.

The core (Core)
Right in the middle of the fiber optic cables are a major part in the structure of the fiber optic cable that is 'core' alias core made of glass fibers. The core generally has a diameter of about 2 μm - 50 μm (depending on the type of optical fiber), where the size of the core is itself a major effect on the quality and capabilities of a fiber optic cable. Core functions on a fiber optic cable is as a venue for the propagation of light from one end to the other cable, so that the light delivery process to do.

Jackets (Cladding)
Layer that envelops the core fiber optic cable called a cladding made of glass. The resulting refractive index is smaller cladding of the core, where the relationship of refractive index between core and cladding would affect the propagation of light in the core (influences the critical angle). Cladding diameter ranging from 5 μm - 250 μm and serves as a protective core as well as a mirror that radiated out back into the core. Arguably the cladding is a part that has an important role because thanks to this cladding light can propagate in the optical fiber core.

Mantel (Coating)
On the outside after the cladding, there is a coat or coating that is generally made of plastic material. The function of coating on the fiber optic cable is as a protective guard mechanical optical fiber from damage that can occur due to the arch wires or other external disturbances such as humidity. This coating has many colors to facilitate the preparation of the core sequence.
Strength Members & Outer Jacket
Strength Member (reinforcing materials) and Outer Jacket (outer jacket) is the outer layer of a fiber optic cable. Function or usage of course as a protector that keeps the cable from outside interference that could cause damage to the core.

Characteristics of Fiber Optic Cable General

In addition to some of the above components, the characteristics of the fiber optic network cabling can be generally classified as follows:

The inside of the fiber optic cable network consists of a core made of fiber glass and are covered by several layers that are as protective.
The connectors commonly used for fiber optic network cables are ST connectors, but recently there is another connector that was introduced as a pair of fiber optic cable network that SC connector.
The data transfer speed is capable of fiber optic cable at 100 Mbps is up (it can even reach 1000 Mbps).
The average cost of pernode quite expensive.
The diameter of the fiber optic network cable and connector size is relatively small and so flexible in the installation process.
The cable length is very long fiber optic network, reaching 2 km (beat other networks such as Coaxial cable and Twisted Pair).

DOWNLOAD Fiber optic cable is one type of cables made with advanced technology of today, which is where most of the ingredients are essentially made of fiber glass.

Understanding Fiber Optic Cable For Computer Networks

After understanding what it is the understanding of fiber optic cable in general, of course you're curious khan how the definition if it is linked by function as one of the components used in computer networks. The following definition fiber optic cable to a computer network:

Fiber-optic cable network is a type of cable that is designated as a transmission medium directional (guieded / wireline) for the benefit of current displacement data in the computer networking world.

After knowing the definition of fiber optic cable network as we have explained above, the next we will discuss about the function of the fiber optic network cable to the life of modern humanity.

As the cables are loaded with advanced technology, the function of fiber optic cable network among which for the sake of a common network such as a LAN (Local Area Network), WAN (Wide Area Network) or MAN. Usually cable fiber optic network is more common in middle-level network installations such as large corporations or government agencies that require network structure with the ability that really quickly.
Advantages of Fiber Optic General

Fiber optic network cable is also an option if the network you want to build requires installation to be able to serve the needs of a building with several floors or even the need for inter-building networks though. Even the fiber optic cable has been widely used in various communication systems that are built in to the sea connects various cities in various countries