Fiber Optic

Fiber Optic

GNS Wireless stocks an assortment of singlemode and multimode fiber optic cables and cable assemblies.  Adapters, Fiber couplers, loopbacks and attenuators are available by contacting us directly at 877-209-5152.

Some of the Fiber Optic Cables available from GNS Wireless:

  • OM1 Multimode 62.5/125 Micron
  • OM2 Multimode 50/125 Micron
  • OM3 10 Gigabit Multimode fiber optic cable 50/125 Micron
  • OM4 100 Gigabit Multimode fiber optic cable 50/125 Micron
  • Singlemode 9/125 Micron
  • Singlemode bend insensitive Fiber optic cable
  • Universal LC
  • 62.5/125 Fiber Optic pigtail cables

What is fiber optic cable?

Fiber Optics, is sending signals down hair-thin strands of glass or plastic fiber.  The light is "guided" down the center of the fiber called the "core".   The core is surrounded by a optical material called the "cladding" that traps the light in the core using an optical technique called "total internal reflection." The core and cladding are usually made of ultra-pure glass, although some fibers are all plastic or a glass core and plastic cladding. The fiber is coated with a protective plastic covering called the "primary buffer coating" that protects it from moisture and other damage. More protection is provided by the "cable" which has the fibers and strength members inside an outer covering called a "jacket".

Singlemode Fiber Patch Cables are the best choice for transmitting data over long distances. They are usually used for connections over large areas, such as college campuses and cable television networks. They have a higher bandwidth than multimode cables to deliver up to twice the throughput. Most singlemode cabling is color-coded yellow.  Singlemode fiber optic cables shrink the core down so small that the light can only travel in one ray.   This increases the bandwidth to almost infinity

Multimode Fiber Patch Cables are a good choice for transmitting data and voice signals over shorter distances. They are typically used for data and audio/visual applications in local-area networks and connections within buildings. Multimode cables are generally color-coded orange or aqua; the Aqua Fiber Patch Cables are for higher performance 10Gbps, 40Gbps, and 100Gbps Ethernet and fiber channel applications.  Both fibers are 125 microns in outside diameter - a micron is one one-millionth of a meter and 125 microns is 0.005 inches

GNS Wireless has Multimode 62.5/125 OM1 Fiber Optic Patch Cables that are custom made in USA and available for same day shipping.  We also have OM2 50/125 Multimode Fiber Optic Patch Cables, ST to ST fiber optic patch cables, ST to SC fiber optic patch cables, SC to SC fiber optic patch cables.  Contact GNS Wireless today for a free quote on your fiber optic cable.