What are some popular Fiber Optic connector types?

Fiber Optic Connector Types: ST, SC, FC, MT-RJ and LC Styles

There are several types of fiber optic connectors available today. The most common are: ST, SC, FC, MT-RJ and LC style connectors.

All of these types of connectors can be used with either multimode or single mode fiber. There are three types of polishes which can be applied to a fiber connector: PC or Physical contact, UPC or Ultra Physical contact and APC or Angled Physical contact.

Each polish type exhibits a different level of back reflection. Back reflection is a measure of the light reflected off the end of a fiber connector. This light is measured in decibals.

For certain applications, the amount of back reflection on a fiber connector is critical.

Custom/OEM Fiber Optic Cables

L-com can custom manufacture fiber optic cables to allow for different connector types so be sure to speak with an account representative for more information.