Wire commonly made out of glass or plastic that carries light signals. When compared to earlier traditional cables, optical fiber cabling has an increased speed, capacity, and clarity of signal.
When working with optical fiber, keep the below precautions in mind.
- Keep the fiber connections and connectors capped when not in use to help prevent dust, dirt, or other substances from getting on the end of the connector.
- Always keep your fiber connections and connectors clean.
- Do not allow the fiber cabling to bend more than the diameter of your hand. Bending the cable further could cause physical damage to the cable.
- Do not touch the tip of the actual fiber cabling, this could cut you.
- Never look down the fiber cabling when in use as light pulses are being used. To determine if the pulse is being sent, use a meter.