Along with the continuous development of optical fiber communication, optical cable also in constant development. Fiber is a communication cable, composed by two or more glass fiber cable or plastic optical fiber core within the cladding of the fiber core is located in the protective outer sleeve, plastic PVC covering. Along the internal optical fiber signal transmission is generally used infrared.Fiber optic cables are usually made of glass or plastic but those materials actually slow down the transmission of light ever so slightly.
Recently, researchers at the university of Southampton, UK, have created a kind of hollow optical fiber cable. This kind of equipment in the middle is hollow, only by filling up the air, but its transport rate is 1000 times faster than the other fiber optic cable. Researchers revealed that light in the air velocity is about 99.7% of its speed in a vacuum.
The idea was not be put forward recently, but in the past when encountered in the process of light transmission in the corner, the signal will always diminish. The researchers optimized the design, making the new type of hollow optical fiber cable data loss is 3.5 dB/km, such an ideal level. In this way, making it suitable for use in supercomputer and data center applications.
Hollow fiber optic cable(indoor/outdoor fiber optic cable) can go through air rather than light, therefore in many areas it has much more advantages than the traditional optical fiber and will eventually replace the traditional optical fiber.
Using hollow optic fiber cable, rather than the traditional high purity silica doped fiber core, its advantage are optical fiber performance is not restricted by material characteristics of the fiber core. Traditional optical damage threshold, the parameters such as attenuation and group velocity dispersion and nonlinear effects are affected by the silicon materials and other corresponding parameters. Through reasonable design, hollow fiber can achieve more than 99% of the light in the air instead of in the glass, thus greatly reduce the material properties of optical fiber properties. So in many important areas, hollow fiber optic cable transceiver have more advantages than the traditional optical fiber.
Theoretically, this kind of fiber optic cable no fiber core, reduced the loss, to increase the communication distance, preventing the dispersion caused by the interference phenomenon, can support more wavelengths, and allows the stronger light power injection, estimate its communications capacity can reach 1000 times of the cable at present.
Promote hollow optic fiber cable of the ongoing research, with the extensive application of optical fiber and cable, the fiber optic cable has been unable to meet the needs of the people, therefore, need to continue to study new fiber optic cable in order to adapt to the needs of people.Researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK have created a hollow fiber-optic cable.From Fiberstore,we supply many different types of fiber optic cables, and customers have the flexibility to choose a cable plant to best fit their needs.If you need some cables,welcome to Fiberstore to find it.