An optical fiber connector terminates the end of an optical fiber, and enables quicker connection and disconnection than splicing. The connectors mechanically couple and align the cores of fibers so light can pass. Optical fiber connectors are used to join optical fibers where a connect/disconnect capability is required. Due to the polishing and tuning procedures that connectors are generally assembled onto optical fiber in a supplier's manufacturing facility. Better connectors lose very little light due to reflection or misalignment of the fibers.
In the development of fiber optic technology over the last years, many companies and individuals have invented the "better mousetrap" - a fiber optic connector that was lower loss, lower cost, easier to terminate or solved some other perceived problem. In all, about 100 fiber optic connectors have been introduced to the marketplace, but only a few represent the majority of the market.
Since the earliest days of fiber optics, orange, black or gray was multi-mode and yellow single-mode. However, the advent of metallic connectors like the FC and ST made color coding difficult, so colored boots were often used. The TIA 568 color code for connector bodies and/or boots is Beige for multi-mode fiber, Blue for single-mode fiber, and Green for APC (angled) connectors.
It is mainly used in telecom network, data transmission, testing facilities, LAN and CATV.
Polishing methods: PC/UPC/APC.
FC/SC/ST/LC/MTRJ/MU type available.
Single-Mode/Multi-Mode: Simplex and Duplex at option.
0.9mm、2.0mm、3.0mm boot available.