A fiber identifier is a device used to identify the type of fiber in a cable and detect the high-speed traffic of an operating link or a 2 kHz tone injected by a test source. It is used for testing and troubleshooting in fiber-optic networks.
The fiber identifier works by clamping onto a fiber and coupling light from the fiber by bending it. It then uses a detector to measure the power of the light, thereby identifying the type of fiber and detecting traffic or tones. It is often used along with a visible light source to detect the type of fiber.
The fiber identifier is essential for testing and troubleshooting in the installation and maintenance of fiber-optic networks. It can detect and identify different types of fibers, such as single-mode, multimode, and plastic optical fiber. It can also detect the presence of a 2kHz tone, which is used by test equipment to identify optical paths.
The fiber identifier is designed to be robust and easy to use. It is usually self-contained, with an internal battery, and can be operated with one hand. It is also designed to be lightweight and portable, so it can be taken to different locations.
A fiber identifier is an important tool for fiber-optic networks. It can help technicians identify the type of fiber in a cable and detect the high-speed traffic or tones of an operating link. It is essential for the installation and maintenance of fiber-optic networks, and can help technicians quickly and accurately identify and troubleshoot problems.