Single Mode vs Multimode

If you are wondering what the real difference is between single mode vs multimode fiber optics, then you came to the right place.

Single Mode fibers have a small glass core, typically around 9μ. Single Mode fibers are used for high speed data transmission over long distances. They are less susceptible to attenuation than multimode fibers.

Multimode fibers have large cores, usually either 50μ or 62.5μ. They are able to carry more data than single mode fibers though they are best for shorter distances because of their higher attenuation levels.

It is about as simple as that. Now you know about single mode vs multimode.

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