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FCCC OM5 Multimode Fiber Optic Has Arrived Sep 12, 2017

FCCC OM5 Multimode fiber optic has arrived



The IEC/ISO standards bodies have recently agreed that WBMMF (Wide Band Multimode Fiber) is the nomenclature of OM5. This specifically relates to 50/125 laser-optimized multimode fiber or LOMFF that has been developed for use within the 850nm to 950nm range for either single or multi-wavelength transmission.

The effective modal bandwidth for OM5 fiber has been specified at the lower and upper wavelengths of 4700 at 850nm and 2470 at 953nm respectively.

This decision was made in October 2016 by the ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC 1) Subcommittee 25 (SC 25) Interconnection of Information Technology Equipment.