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- A telecommunications cable in which one or more optical fibers are used as the propagation medium. [After 2196] Note 1: The optical fibers are surrounded by buffers, strength members, and jackets for protection, stiffness, and strength. Note 2: A fiber-optic cable may be an all-fiber cable, or contain both optical fibers and metallic conductors. One possible use for the metallic conductors is the transmission of electric power for repeaters. [After FAA] Synonyms optical cable, optical fiber cable.
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- bandwidth\distance product, cable, cable cutoff wavelength (\λcc), composite cable, cutoff wavelength, duplex cable, fiber cable, hybrid cable, lay length, loop compensation loss, minimum bend radius, multifiber cable, optical cable, optical fiber cable, ribbon cable, strength member