Fiber Arrays 101: What it is and its Benefits?
Fiber Optic cables have flexible, clear, and hair-thin strands made of glass which can be used to transmit data.
Fiber arrays are like a ladder or a frame in a cable and they literally hold the fibers together. They also provide support points for the fibers along their length and also provide protection from crushing and lateral bending.
Fiber optic cables are used in the communications industry to transmit light signals over long distances.
These cables have a core made from high-quality glass surrounded by cladding, a layer of glass with an index of refraction slightly lower than that of the core.
Coatings are then applied to protect the underlying layers and help in bending the light around corners.
The small size and large bandwidth of fiber optic cables make them perfect for use in many different applications. They are used in medical imaging, local area networks (LANs), scientific equipment, television systems, and telecommunication networks.
Another advantage is that they don’t conduct electricity as copper wires do so they don’t cause interference or pick up electromagnetic noise.
And unlike copper wires, fiber optic cables can carry higher-bandwidth signals at a much longer distance, making them ideal for use in high-speed internet connections and cable TV networks.
The Bottom Line:
Fiber optic arrays are two- or three-dimensional arrangements of optical fibers. These fibers may be bundled together or arranged in a straight line. The purpose is to direct light from one point to another.