What is a Fiber Optic Cable?
A Fiber Optic cable comes with the technology that uses glass threads called fibers to transmit data as pulses of light. A fiber optic cable consists of a bundle of glass threads, each of which is capable of transmitting messages modulated onto light waves.
A Fiber Optic Cable transmits data as pulses of light through tiny tubes of glass. A Fiber Optic cable has a very narow strand of glass like human hair.
What is Bandwidth of a Fiber Cable?
Modern fiber cables can contain up to a thousand fibers in a single cable, with potential bandwidth in the terabytes per second.
|Explain Advantages and Disadvantages of Fiber Optic Cable|
Advantages of fiber Optic Cables
- Fiber Optic cables are used to create very high speed networks.
- Fiber Optic cables come with a very high information carrying capacity.
- Electromagnetic waves cannot disturb the data passing through the Fiber Optic cables.
- Fiber Optic Cables provide a more reliable and secure data transmission.
Disadvantages of Fiber Optics
- Fiber Optic cables are very Expensive. Therefore Fiber Optic may be used only if we need a very high speed data transfer network in large organizations. Small organizations my not afford Fiber Optic networks.
- A Fiber Optic media is difficult to install.