FIBER OPTIC CENTER GLOSSARY

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There are 5 names in this directory beginning with the letter Z.
Zero Force Connector
A connector in which the contact surfaces do not mechanically touch until it is completely mated thus requiring no insertion force. After mating the contacts are actuated in some fashion to make intimate electrical contact.

Zero-Dispersion Wavelength
Wavelength at which the chromatic dispersion of an optical fiber is zero. Occurs when waveguide dispersion cancels out material dispersion.

Zipcord
A separable, two-fiber, breakout-style cable with a diameter (per buffer) of 1.6 mm (mini Zipcord), 2.5 mm, or 3.0 mm (standard cable assembly cordage).

Zone Method
A ceiling distribution method in which ceiling space is divided into sections or zones. Cable is then run to the center of each zone to serve the information outlets nearby.

Zytel
DuPont's trade name for nylon resins.
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