An optical waveguide (or fiber) in which the signal travels in one mode. The fiber has a small core diameter, typically 9 um.
A fiber having a small core diameter and in which only one mode will propagate at the wavelengths of interest.
An optical fiber that supports only one propagation mode. It has much less loss than multimode fiber and is used by telephone and cable TV companies for long distance applications. The core diameter is typically 9m m.
Alternative to multi mode fiber optic; single mode fiber has a smaller core but is best for longer distance applications such as SONET.
Usually used for long distance applications and lit with laser technology. An optical fiber in which only the lowest-order bound mode can propagate the wavelength of interest.
An optical fiber that supports only one mode of light propagation above the cutoff wavelength.
A fiber wave guide in which only one mode will propagate. The fiber has a very small core diameter of approximately 8 micrometers. It permits signal transmission at extremely high bandwidths and is generally used with laser diodes.
Abbreviated as SMF, a fibre having a small core diameter (approximately 9 microns) with a cladding having a refractive index very close to that of the core. Will transmit light in a single mode that enters at a narrow angle but will transmit over very wide bandwidths.
A fiber that uses only one mode of light transmission. Commonly used with laser sources for high speed, long distance links.
A form of fiber optic cabling in which light follows a single path as it traverses the cable. More expensive, and with a higher maximum rate and distance, than multi-mode fiber optic cable.
Fiber where light propagates predominately in one mode. Used for maximum distances; usually a small, precise diameter (8-9 microns) fiber of monolithic quartz.
An optical fiber where a signal travels in one "mode," Fiber core is normally less than 10 microns.
Single mode fiber allows a single mode of light to propagate along its core efficiently. Conventional sizes of single mode fiber are 8/125 m, 8.3/125Î¼m or 9/125Î¼m. Single mode fiber allows very high-speed transmission, and a single mode system is usually only limited in signal transmission by the electronic components on either the transmitting or receiving end. See also: fiber, multimode fiber, mode
A type of fiber cable capable of transmitting light over longer distances than multimode fiber.