Fiber organizers and closures to be used in optical fiber communication systems - Product specifications - Part 3-6: Multimode mechanical fiber splice for use in an outdoor protected environment (Cat U)

Fiber organizers and closures to be used in optical fiber communication systems - Product specifications - Part 3-6: Multimode mechanical fiber splice for use in an outdoor protected environment (Cat U)

Standard Number NEN-EN 50411-3-6: 2013
Organization Netherlands Standardization Institute Netherlands
Level National
Category Specification
Status
  • APR 2013 Published
ABSTRACT
Glass fibers can be divided into two groups: Multimode (multi-wave) light guides and single-mode (single-wave) light guides. This subdivision is not made on the basis of the properties of the fiber itself, but because of differences in the wavelength. When a wavelength is selected small enough, the single-mode fiber will transition to multi-wave behavior. Multimode glass fibers are for use in medium to fast data transmission over reasonable distances. These fiber types have a core diameter of 50 or 62.5 micrometers with a sheath of 125 micrometers. The signal transmission at these fibers takes place at a wavelength of 850 and / or 1310 nanometers. By 'splicing' the glass fibers are split and reconnected.