Cables for Medical Applications to Decorations
Fiber optic cables are composed of several glass or plastic fibers designed to guide light along its length. These cables are frequently used in fiber-optic communications, and permitting digital data transmission over greater distances and at higher speeds than simple electronic communication. Fiber optic cables can also be used for illumination, decoration and in medical applications.
Custom Wire Industries is a leading manufacturer of custom wire and cable assemblies. One product we specialize in is fiber optic cable. As a UL and CSA certified company, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the best products possible, and our fiber optics production is no different. In addition to producing these cables, we also use them in other applications, including:
Fiber Optic Cables: Information through Light
Originally developed for endoscopes in the 1950s to help doctors see the inside of humans without operating. In the 1960s, engineers found a way of using the same technology to transmit phone calls at the speed of light.
A fiber optic cable is made up of very thin strands of glass or plastic known as optical fibers.
Light travels down a fiber optic cable by bouncing repeatedly off the walls. Each tiny photon bounces off the walls of the cable at a shallow angle. This phenomenon is called total internal reflection.
Different types of cables have different types of modes, which are the different types of modes, which are the different ways light travels down the cable. The simplest type of optical fiber is called single mode. Very thin in diameter, the signals travel down the middle without bouncing down the edges. Multi-mode cables are much larger than single-mode cables and the photons move in many directions on their way down the cable.
Contact the fiber optic cable experts at Custom Wire for more information.
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