Fiberstore offers a wide variety of Optical Fibers to researchers and engineers in various sectors. The product offering includes standard telecom single-mode and multimode optical fiber, either graded-index or step-index, specialty fibers such as polarization preserving fiber, high power delivery fiber optic cables, bend-insensitive optical fiber, photonic crystal fiber (PCFs), and specialty fibers for extreme temperature conditions. We recently added a number of new products to meet continuously evolving requirements for state-of-the-arts experiments, especially fiber lasers. Some of the latest additions include double clad rare earth (neodymium, ytterbium, and erbium-ytterbium co-doped) doped fiber, their matching pump delivery optical fibers, and matching photosensitive fibers for fabricating fiber Bragg gratings. Also new is polarization-maintaining (PM) fiber with reduced cladding, which is ideal for sensing application.
A large number of standard patch cords on a variety of optical fiber types have been introduced. All the products except for custom termination are available to purchase online, to provide more convenience to valued customers.
Purchase of any fiber optic products is as flexible as possible: bare fibers can be purchased for as short as 1 meter, while custom termination can be ordered with the FC, ST, SC, and SMA fiber optic connectors with UPC and APC (for single-mode), and flat PC (for multi-mode) polish. Newport keeps expanding its capabilities and services to the customers.
Cable Type — Fiber Optic cable comes in two general types, Single-Mode and Multi-Mode fiber.
1. Single-Mode fiber cable generally has a 9 Micron diameter glass fiber. There are two sub groups (referred to as OS1 and OS2) but most cable is “dual rated” to cover both classifications. For example, single mode 9 125 simplex fiber optic patch cord, single mode sc st fiber patch cable, single mode fibre lc lc patch cable, multimode SC fiber cable, fiber cable lc lc multimode.
2. Multi-Mode fiber cable can have several different diameters and classifications of fiber strands.
The two diameters currently in use are 62.5 Micron and 50 Micron. Within the 50 Micron diameter Multi-Mode cable, there are three different grades (referred to as OM2, OM3, and OM4). The cable types used in the patch cord should match that of the network cabling to which they are attached via the patch panel. Multimode fiber patch cable from Fiberstore, for example, 50 125 multimode st fiber patch cable,
3. The fiber cable may be available in different “jacket diameters” (such as 2mm or 3mm). Thinner diameters (1.6 or 2mm) may be preferable in dense installation within a single rack since they take up less space and are more flexible.
Cables that route from rack to rack (especially via cable tray) may be more suitable if they have the thicker jacket that results in larger diameters thus making them more rigid.
4. Flammability of the jacket material could become an issue if the area they are in has special requirements for flame spread or products of combustion in case of a fire. In these cases, patch cords may have to be classified as “Plenum Rated” (OFNP) rather than “Riser Rated” (OFNR).
Simplex or Duplex — Unlike copper patch cords which send information in both directions (having multiple pairs of conductors with which to do so), most fiber patch cord cables have a single strand of fiber allowing for signal flow in one direction only.
Connecting equipment so that it can send and receive information requires two strands of fiber (one to transmit and one to receive information). This can be accommodated by using two “Simplex” (single strand of fiber) cables for each equipment interconnection or a “Duplex” cable, with conductors and/or connectors bonded together in pairs.
Length — Overall length of the patch cord may be specified in feet or meters, depending on your preference.
Connector Type — See the connector type descriptions below. Some patch cords may have different connector types on each end to accommodate interconnection of devices with dissimilar connectors. In some cases, there may be a connector on only one end, and bare or unterminated fiber on the other. These are usually referred to as “Pigtails” rather than “Patch Cords”.
The ST connector utilizes a bayonet twist-lock connection with 2.5mm ferrule. Available in singlemode and multimode, the ST connector features reliable and durable field installation.The design of the FIS ST connector enables installers to crimp the back of the body directly onto the cable jacket and Kevlar®. ST connector patch cable, there are ST to ST fiber cable, ST SC patch cable, ST FC patch cable, ect.
FC connectors are specifically designed for telecommunication applications and provide non-optical disconnect performance. Designed with a threaded coupling for durable connections. The ferrule is PC finished to a pre-radius, which ensures low back reflection. The FIS FC connector is available with zirconia or stainless alloy ferrules. FC connector patch cable, there are FC to FC fiber cable, FC SC patch cable, FC LC patch cable, ect.
The LC connector licensed by Lucent Technologies provides a pull-proof design and small size perfect for high-density applications. Available in simplex or duplex versions. The LC connector is provided with a 1.25mm zirconia ferrule. The LC also incorporates a unique latching mechanism providing stability in system rack mounts.
The SC is a non-optical disconnect connector with a 2.5mm pre-radiused zirconia ferrule. Available in simplex and duplex styles, this connector features a push-pull connection design for quick patching of cables into rack or wall mounts. Utilize the reusable duplex holding clip to create duplex connections.
The US CONEC® MTP® is a MPO compatible connector that provides quick and reliable connection for up to 12 fibers. Available in singlemode with a typical loss of 0.25dB and multimode with a loss of 0.20dB. Four and eight fiber MTP® connectors are available. Singlemode ferrules are designed to be polished to an 8º angle.
The MU connector is designed for high-density connections. This small single-fiber connector has a high level of performance, providing more than double the packaging density of the SC connector.
Fiberstore stocks the largest selection of single mode and multimode optical fibers in the photonics industry. If our selection of stocked patch cables does not meet your needs, we also offer custom patch cable services. Please use the form below to build and order your custom cable. You can aslo find fiber optic pigtails and other special patch cables here. For most of them, the SC, ST, FC, LC, MU, MTRJ, E2000, APC/UPC connectors are all available, even we supply fiber ribbon cable, MPO/MTP fiber cables..