Fiber optic cables are the latest data transmission media. They are also the fastest type of media. The name optic means the use of light which is transmitted through the cable. Data to be transmitted is converted from electrical signal that the computer produces into light signals by a light emitting diode to be transmitted on the along the cable.
A standard fiber optic cable is made up of the following parts:
1. Core (central part) it is made up of glass or plastic and it is the part that transmits data as light. It is made of reflective material. (more…)