Fiber Optic Cable

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Basics

  • A cable used for transmitting light (usually for information transfer)
  • Can go longer distances unrepeated, and doesn't get effected by electromagnetic interference
  • Works by two different layers of the transparent material (plastic or glass) the core has a different Refractive Index than the outer layer and thus the light is curved back in to the core each time it leaves the core
  • A good visualization of the above is a dolphin jumping in and out of the water in arcs

BOM

  • $166 single mode 6 fiber, 1000' bulk cable -outdoor - [1] .
  • $200 single mode outdoor - 1000' - [2]
  • Ethernet to singlemode media coverter - [3]

Direct Burial

  • 50 cents per foot, 6 strand - [4]

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Fiber Optic Cable Installation

Fiber Optic Cable Installation