Optical fiber is the conduit (fiber) and technology (optical) used to transmit the information as light pulses through glass fiber. Fiber optics is a preferred networking solution to increase distance while maintaining high performance and bandwidth across your enterprise network. Another key factor in using fiber optical cable is that it does not conduct electricity, thereby eliminating electromagnetic interference. There are two types of optical cable that Kortman is certified to design and install:
Single-mode fiber is primarily used to support distance and bandwidth. The optical fibers are smaller in diameter, reducing the potential for lost signal strength (attenuation). Single-mode fiber optic cable is used in the design and installation of Passive Optical Networks (PON)
Multimode fiber is used in support of higher speeds at shorter distances. The use of multimode fiber allows for more than double the length of copper counterparts.