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Fiber-Optic Cable

  • Jun YanEmail author
  • Xipeng Ying
  • Zhixun Yang
  • Haitao Hu
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6963-5_149-1

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Definition

It is with the purpose of meeting the performance specifications of optics, machinery, and the environment that optical fiber cables are made. Communication cable assemblies with one or more optical fibers in the cladding sheath of optical cables are made used as the transmission medium and can be used individually or in groups. In the structure of optical cables, a certain amount of fibers is used to form the cable core in a certain way, some of which are covered with outer sheath. Generally speaking, optical fiber cables are communication lines used to transmit optical signals (Hogari et al. 2008). Although there is certain tensile strength of optical fibers, the strength is not strong enough to withstand the practical situations of bending, twisting, and side pressure. Thus, the traditional cable which contains technology should be used, such as fitting, overlaying plastic,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis for Industrial Equipment, Department of Engineering MechanicsDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina
  2. 2.Department of Engineering MechanicsDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina
  3. 3.College of Mechanical and ElectricalHarbin Engineering UniversityHarbinChina

Section editors and affiliations

  • Liping Sun
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Shipbuilding and Ocean EngineeringHarbin Engineering UniversityHarbinChina