Uses of Fiber Optic Cables

Fiber optic cables find many uses in a wide variety of industries and applications. Some uses of fiber optic cables include:

  • Medical
    Used as light guides, imaging tools and also as lasers for surgeries
  • Defense/Government
    Used as hydrophones for seismic and SONAR uses, as wiring in aircraft, submarines and other vehicles and also for field networking
  • Data Storage
    Used for data transmission
  • Telecommunications
    Fiber is laid and used for transmitting and receiving purposes
  • Networking
    Used to connect users and servers in a variety of network settings and help increase the speed and accuracy of data transmission
  • Industrial/Commercial
    Used for imaging in hard to reach areas, as wiring where EMI is an issue, as sensory devices to make temperature, pressure and other measurements, and as wiring in automobiles and in industrial settings
  • Broadcast/CATV
    Broadcast/cable companies are using fiber optic cables for wiring CATV, HDTV, internet, video on-demand and other applications

Fiber optic cables are used for lighting and imaging and as sensors to measure and monitor a vast array of variables. Fiber optic cables are also used in research and development and testing across all the above mentioned industries.



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