Optical Fibers, or Fiber Optics, are often used in data transmission or light guide applications. Optical Fibers used in light guide applications transmit safe, no-heat light, which is ideal for medical, inspection, automotive, or display applications. A single Optical Fiber utilizes total internal reflection to transmit light, allowing bends along its path. Minimal light loss during transmission allows Optical Fibers to transmit light or data quickly over long distances. When bundled, Fiber Optics can transmit large quantities of data for telecommunication applications.
Edmund Optics offers a variety of Fiber Optics, including jacketed or unjacketed optical grade or communications grade Optical Fibers. Optical grade Optical Fiber is ideal for general industrial lighting or short distance data transmission. Communications grade Optical Fiber is designed for optimal visible light transmission for digital or analog links. Jacketed Optical Fiber increases durability while decreasing stray light. Edmund Optics also offers Optical Fiber components, including patchcords, collimators, faceplates, or the tools needed for cutting or stripping Optical Fibers.