Single mode fiber applications could be divided into four main situations listed below according to different categories.
|Traditional/standard single mode fiber
|Metropolitan and access networks
|Negative non-zero dispersion shifted fiber
|Metropolitan and medium distance networks
|Positive non-zero dispersion shifted fiber
|Long-haul and high-data-rate metropolitan networks
|High positive non-zero dispersion shifted fiber
|High-speed, high-capacity, unrepeatered submarine networks
In addition, single mode fiber has a wide range of application in fiber optic components or equipment making such as single mode fiber optic adapter, fiber optic attenuator, pigtail and patch cords. For example, the indoor single mode fiber cable can be produced as fiber pigtails or patch cords to connect with fiber optic equipment of single mode type.