The optical fiber has much lower attenuation, where the attenuation is the communication term referring to distance. Note that length of cable and its resistance can affect the amount of attenuation. The fiber optic cable does not leak the signals rather than the copper cable. Optical fiber is smaller and lighter than copper wire.
Course Description: This course provides an overview of fiber optic communications technology and applications. It assumes some general technical background in telecommunications, but no prior knowledge of fiber optics. The basic components of an optical fiber communication system include the transmitter (laser and LED), the fiber (multimode, single mode, dispersion-shifted) and the receiver ...