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fiber optic cable
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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