Optical Fiber Characteristics
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OPTICAL FIBER CHARACTERISTICS
Use the chart below to help in determining the bandwidth of a particular optical fiber.  
The information is based on Corning Optical Fibers.
Optical Fiber
62.5/125um
InFiniCor
300
62.5/125um
InfiniCor
CL 100
50/125um
InfiniCor
600
50/125um
InfiniCor
SX+
Manufacturer
Corning
Corning
Corning
Corning
Operating
Wavelength
850/1300nm
850/1300nm
850/1300nm
850/1300nm
Attenuation
dB/km
3.5/1dB
3.5/1dB
3.5/1dB
3.5/1dB
100mbit
Fast E Max. Link Length
300/2000 mtrs.
300/2000 mtrs.
300/2000 mtrs.
300/2000 mtrs.
1 Gigabit E
Max. Link Length
300/550
mtrs.
500/1000
mtrs.
600/600
mtrs.
1000/600
mtrs.
10 Gigabit E
Max. Link Length
33/300
mtrs.
33/300
mtrs.
82/300
mtrs.
300/300
mtrs.
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