Mode Conditioning Fiber Optic Cable

By | January 10, 2011

Ultra high quality mode conditioning patch cables for Gigabit Ethernet applications is required where Gigabit 1000 Base-LX routers and switches are installed into existing multimode cable plants. We offer Mode Conditioning cables in all varieties and combinations of SC, ST, MT-RJ and LC. Short lead times.

Why do you need a mode conditioning cable?

1. You want to use Gigabit 1000Base-LX equipment with your existing multimode cable plant

2. 1000BASE-LX is specified to work over a distance of up to 5 km over 9 µm single-mode fiber. But 1000BASE-LX can also run over multi-mode fiber with a maximum segment length of 550 m.

3. For any link distance greater than 300 m, the use of a special launch mode conditioning cable (or called mode conditioning fiber patch cord) may be required.

How does mode conditioning cable work?

Mode conditioning cable launches the laser at a precise offset from the center of the multimode fiber. This causes the laser to spread across the diameter of the fiber core, reducing the effect known as differential mode delay which occurs when the laser couples onto only a small number of available modes in multi-mode fiber.

Mode conditioning fiber optic patch cord are used typically when you want to run Gigabit Ethernet (LX) over some multi mode fiber optic plant.   mode conditioning fiber optic cable are compliant with IEEE 802.3Z standard.

We supply various kinds of mode conditioning fiber optic patch cables; they are with optional length and connector types as well as cable structure. Our mode conditioning patch cords fiber cables are SC, LC, ST, FC, MTRJ, etc terminations, they are with fast delivery and competitive prices.