Category: "Optics 101"

How can optical return loss help diagnose the fiber link?

January 29th, 2016
Along with the insertion loss, reflection and scattering of signal also occur along fiber that contributes to a degradation of the signal. more »

Understanding Insertion Loss

January 21st, 2016
Fiber optic cable is known for its very low attenuation (0.2dB/km) and wide bandwidth which allows for tremendous capacity enabled fiber links to span across oceans. more »

How does an OTDR work?

November 25th, 2015
While almost all field-deployed active optical systems are equipped with management layer on top to monitor the data-in-transit, the actual fault location in the fiber or passive equipment in a passive optical network (PON) is conventionally… more »

6 Bands You Need to Know

September 18th, 2015
No, I am not talking about musical bands here, but fiber optic transmission bands. more »

Transceivers - how to make the correct choice

August 25th, 2015
Transceivers are one of the key components required for network planning. A transceiver, as the name refers, is a combination of a transmitter and a receiver in a single package while they function independently for bidirectional communication. more »