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Fiber Optic Reference Guide, 3rd Edition by David Goff

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13 DATA OVER FIBER

 

 

After discussing the intricacies of video transmission over fiber, we will now look at data transmission where fiber excels because of high bandwidth, low loss, and EMI/RFI/lightning immunity. These characteristics are more important in some applications than in others. In security applications, EMI/RFI/lightning immunity is the paramount consideration. For very long distance applications, low loss prompts the choice for fiber. For highspeed applications, such as gigabit data rates between computers, the high bandwidth determines the use of fiber. After the initially deciding to use fiber optics for a data transmission requirement, other decisions must follow such as:

Operating wavelength

Optical loss budget

Fiber ...

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