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 Connector B Core Diameter Number of Cores Sheath Colour Cable Construction
RS stock no. 451-035
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-RUS100Z
BrandBroadcom
R 2,231.99
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100m Single Mode Unterminated Unterminated Unterminated 1mm 1 Black Simplex
RS stock no. 290-8861
BrandRS PRO
R 25,304.18
1 Reel of 500 Metre(s)
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500m Multi Mode Unterminated Unterminated Unterminated 0.0625mm 4 Black -
RS stock no. 818-8858
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-RLS010Z
BrandBroadcom
R 276.77
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10 m Single Mode Terminated - - 1060µm 1 Black Simplex
RS stock no. 882-8979
Mfr. Part No.MIKROE-1471
R 60.14
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1m Multi Mode Unterminated Unterminated Unterminated - 2 Black -
RS stock no. 755-9944
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-RUD500Z
BrandBroadcom
R 11,829.23
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500m Single Mode Unterminated Unterminated Unterminated 1.06mm 2 Black Duplex
RS stock no. 451-039
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-RUS500Z
BrandBroadcom
R 7,445.17
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500m Single Mode Unterminated Unterminated Unterminated 1mm 1 Black Simplex
RS stock no. 818-8877
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-RUD100Z
BrandBroadcom
R 3,901.09
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100m Single Mode Unterminated Unterminated Unterminated 1060µm 2 Black Duplex
RS stock no. 871-9840
Mfr. Part No.5504971-1
BrandCOMMSCOPE
R 444.75
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1.01m Multi Mode Terminated SC SC - 2 Orange -
RS stock no. 535-7266
BrandRS PRO
R 284.67
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10m OM2 Multi Mode Terminated ST ST 50/125µm - Orange Simplex
RS stock no. 910-7078
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-EUS500Z
BrandBroadcom
R 9,615.71
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500m Single Mode Unterminated Unterminated Unterminated 1.06mm 1 Black Simplex
RS stock no. 535-7531
BrandRS PRO
R 81.12
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1m OM1 Multi Mode Terminated ST Pigtail 62.5/125µm - Black -
RS stock no. 536-8216
BrandRS PRO
R 125.37
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1m OS1 Single Mode Terminated SC SC 9/125µm - Yellow -
RS stock no. 536-6377
BrandRS PRO
R 364.01
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1m OM3 Multi Mode Terminated MTRJ ST 50/125µm - Purple -
RS stock no. 123-5710
BrandRS PRO
R 20,522.95
1 Reel of 250 Metre(s)
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250m OM3 Multi Mode Unterminated Unterminated Unterminated 8.9mm 24 Black Tight Buffer
RS stock no. 171-4019
Mfr. Part No.ST1 1D5D 05,0 ST1 1D0
R 1,802.07
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5m Single Mode Terminated ST ST 9/125µm - - -
RS stock no. 121-3943
BrandRS PRO
R 55.38
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1m OS1 Single Mode Terminated ST Pigtail 4.5mm - - -
RS stock no. 123-5725
BrandRS PRO
R 23,148.91
1 Reel of 250 Metre(s)
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250m OM3 Multi Mode Unterminated Unterminated Unterminated 8.5mm 12 Black Armoured
RS stock no. 536-6850
BrandRS PRO
R 314.37
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5m OM2 Multi Mode Terminated SC SC 50/125µm - Orange -
RS stock no. 536-6816
BrandRS PRO
R 454.84
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2m OM3 Multi Mode Terminated LC ST 50/125µm - Purple -
RS stock no. 309-7883
Mfr. Part No.UN1904-60
BrandNiebuhr
R 105.157
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60m - Unterminated Unterminated Unterminated 1mm 2 Red -