The majority of our customers manufacture fiber optic cable assemblies, which are widely known as patch cords.

Patch cords can be simplex or duplex.

  • A simplex cable consists of a single strand of optic fiber.
  • A duplex cable is composed of two insulated single-conductor optic fibers.

 

(We encourage you to review the Fiber Optic Center Glossary to familiarize yourself with the wide range of industry terminology.)

 

READ THE FULL BLOG ARTICLE HERE: Introduction to Fiber Optic Cable Assembly Manufacturing Part 1: Components of the fiber optic patch cord and optic fiber geometry

 

Additional resources from the FOC team include:

 

 

Have questions about this FOC Tip?

Contact FOC with questions at: (800) 473-4237 / 508-992-6464 or email: FiberOpticCenter@focenter.com and we will respond ASAP.

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