What is the difference between fiber and cable?

What is the difference between fiber and cable?

Fiber and coaxial cable is similar, but it has no mesh shield. The center is a light-transmitting glass core. In a multimode optical fiber, the diameter of the core is 15 mm to 50 mm, which is roughly equivalent to the thickness of human hair. And the single-mode optical fiber core has a diameter of 8 mm to 10 mm. The core is surrounded by a glass envelope having a lower refractive index than the core so as to hold the optical fibers within the core. Then there is a thin layer of plastic jacket, used to protect the envelope. The fiber is usually bundled and protected by a shell. Core is usually made of quartz glass cross-sectional area is very small double concentric cylinder, it is brittle, easy to break, so need to add a protective layer.

An optical fiber is a subtle and flexible medium that transmits a beam of light. Optical fiber cable consists of a bundle of fibers, referred to as optical cable. If you want to customize  fusion splicer, please come to Nanjing Jilong Optical Communication Co.,LTD, our company specializes in R & D and production of fusion splicer.

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