What is Fiber Optical Adapter
Fiber Adapters, also known as splitters, connectors, couplers, and flanges, are components used to split/combine optical signals or to extend fiber links. It belongs to the field of light passive components.
It is applied in telecommunication networks, cable television networks, subscriber loop systems, and regional networks.
A fiber optic adapter is a device that is detachably (active) connected between fiber and fiber. It precisely pairs the two end faces of the fiber so that the optical energy output from the transmitting fiber can be coupled to the receiving fiber to the maximum extent and its optical link is minimized to minimize the impact on the system.
Fiber optic adapters are the most used optical passive components in fiber optic systems. The requirements for the adapter are mainly small insertion loss, high reflection loss, good repeatability, environmental stability and good mechanical properties. Since fiber optic adapters are also a lossy product, they are also required to be inexpensive. Typical applications include communications, local area network (LAN), fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), high-quality video transmission, fiber optic sensing, test instrumentation, CATV, and more.
Catagery of fiber optical adapter
Optical fiber adapters can be divided into common single-mode and multi-mode adapters according to different transmission media; according to the connection structure, they can be divided into FC, SC, ST, LC, MTRJ, DIN, MU, MT, etc.; The shape of the end face of the fiber is divided into FC, PC (including SPC or UPC) and APC type; according to the number of fiber cores, there are also simplex (single core) and duplex (dual core) fiber adapters.