Fibre Optic Cable

Fibre optic cables are network cables that contain one or more transparent optical fibres that are used to carry light. The optical fibres are typically glass or plastic pipes contained in a protective tube suitable for long distance, very high performance data networking and telecommunications. A key advantage of fibre optic cables over metal conductor cables is superior performance in terms of bandwidth and data carrying performance.
Fibre optic cables have revolutionised networking due to their ability to transmit signals extremely fast, have a higher bandwidth and are less susceptible to interference. Fibre optic cables are in internet, phone and TV applications. They’re also used in decorative lighting, for example you can get fibre optic Christmas trees. Their ability to save space means that they are used in lighting and safety features of cars. They are used in the medical field, mechanical inspections and can be used as fibre optic sensors for electrical currents, sounds and chemicals.

How do Fibre Optic Cables Work?
Fibre optic cables carry communication signals using pulses of light generated by small lasers or light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The cable consists of one or more strands each approximately the thickness of a human hair. The centre of each strand is called the core, this core is the pathway for light to travel. The core is surrounded by a layer of glass that reflects light inward to avoid loss of signal and allow the light to pass through bends in the cable.

Types of Fibre Optic Cable
• Single-Mode: The simplest form in which all signals travel down the middle of the fibre without reflection. Suitable for data transmission over long distances (>100 km)
• Multimode: Around 10 times bigger than single-mode fibres, allowing light beams to travel through various paths (or multiple modes). Suitable for data transmission over relatively short distances (≤2 km)
Optical fibres are classified according to their modal type and transmission speeds: OM1 – Multimode 62.5/125 μm & OM2 – Multimode 50/125 μm 1 Gbit.
Fibre optic cable assemblies consist of a group of fibre optic wires gathered together in a protective casing. They’re used to transmit data, using total internal refraction of light. The individual strands are often coated with a material such as plastic to prevent the fibre from damage and the assembly may also have a layer of light-absorbing glass between fibres to prevent interference if light leaks from one fibre.

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Description Price Length Propagation Mode Terminated/Unterminated Connector A Core Diameter Connector B Reel Length Sheath Material Minimum Bend Radius Number of Cores Sheath Colour Cable Construction Attenuation Cable Shape
RS Stock No. 135-597
BrandRS PRO
SGD32.12
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1m OS1 Single Mode Terminated LC 9/125µm LC - - - - Yellow - - -
RS Stock No. 536-6894
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SGD50.38
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10m OM1 Multi Mode Terminated LC 62.5/125µm ST - - - - Orange - - -
RS Stock No. 290-8861
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SGD1,414.87
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500m Multi Mode Unterminated Unterminated 0.0625mm Unterminated - - - 4 Black - - -
RS Stock No. 535-7389
BrandRS PRO
SGD22.19
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1m OM1 Multi Mode Terminated ST 62.5/125µm ST - - - - Orange - - -
RS Stock No. 536-6923
BrandRS PRO
SGD21.36
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2m OM2 Multi Mode Terminated ST 50/125µm SC - - - - Orange - - -
RS Stock No. 135-632
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SGD14.58
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1m OS1 Single Mode Terminated SC 9/125µm LC - - - - Yellow - - -
RS Stock No. 135-553
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SGD56.18
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10m OS1 Single Mode Terminated LC 9/125µm LC - - - - Yellow - - -
RS Stock No. 123-5708
BrandRS PRO
SGD750.05
1 Reel of 250 Metre(s)
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250m OM3 Multi Mode Unterminated Unterminated 5.8mm Unterminated - - - 8 Black Tight Buffer - -
RS Stock No. 123-5717
BrandRS PRO
SGD663.77
1 Reel of 250 Metre(s)
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250m OM3 Multi Mode Unterminated Unterminated 6.5mm Unterminated - - - 8 Black Loose Tube - -
RS Stock No. 536-6787
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SGD57.67
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10m OM3 Multi Mode Terminated LC 50/125µm ST - - - - Purple - - -
RS Stock No. 135-575
BrandRS PRO
SGD41.73
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5m OS1 Single Mode Terminated LC 9/125µm LC - - - - Yellow - - -
RS Stock No. 536-8430
BrandRS PRO
SGD8.31
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1m OS1 Single Mode Terminated SC 9/125µm ST - - - - Yellow - - -
RS Stock No. 535-7402
BrandRS PRO
SGD24.40
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3m OM1 Multi Mode Terminated ST 62.5/125µm ST - - - - Orange - - -
RS Stock No. 536-7005
BrandRS PRO
SGD40.00
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10m OM1 Multi Mode Terminated LC 62.5/125µm SC - - - - Orange - - -
RS Stock No. 738-8492
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SGD53.99
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20m OM1 Multi Mode Terminated ST 62.5/125µm ST - - - - Orange - - -
RS Stock No. 135-610
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SGD24.73
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1m OS1 Single Mode Terminated LC 9/125µm LC - - - - Yellow - - -
RS Stock No. 536-7033
BrandRS PRO
SGD27.02
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3m OM2 Multi Mode Terminated LC 50/125µm SC - - - - Orange - - -
RS Stock No. 536-6686
BrandRS PRO
SGD30.13
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5m OS1 Single Mode Terminated SC 9/125µm SC - - - - Yellow - - -
RS Stock No. 536-8547
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SGD11.10
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1m OS1 Single Mode Terminated FC 9/125µm Pigtail - - - - White - - -
RS Stock No. 535-7345
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SGD9.82
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3m OM1 Multi Mode Terminated ST 62.5/125µm ST - - - - Orange - - -
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