There's also a lot of PR bullshit that gets repeated by the technology
media and in explanations to non technical customers, such as showing
somebody a multimode OM4 cable used for intra-building 100GbE with MPO/MTP
100GBase-SR4 optics are cheap (relatively) but require running a MPO/MTP
OM4 cable from router-to-router or router-to-agg-switch.
On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 11:10 AM, <fiber...@mail.com> wrote:
> > How many different modes can you put on a fiber???
> Singlemode fiber supports, as it's name indicates, one fundamental mode,
> which consists of two orthogonal polarization modes.
> Multimode fibers support more than 100 modes.
> The problem is, we don't have the MIMO technology to deal with more than
> a few modes, so can't just use multimode fiber with all it's modes.
> Most research concentrates of so called few-mode fibers with a total of
> six polarization and spatial modes.