A fiber optic connector terminates the end of a fiber optic cable and enables quicker connection and disconnection than splicing. It has to be aligned properly to the microscopic glass fibers completely in order to allocate for communication. In all, there are nearly 100 fiber optic connectors in the market, but only a few represent the majority of the market — FC fiber connector, LC fiber connector, SC fiber connector, ST fiber connector etc. Next, some detail information about the above connectors will present to you.
FC Fiber Optic Connector:
FC is short for Ferrule Connector. It is a round, threaded fiber optic connector that was designed by Nippon Telephone and Telegraph in Japan. The FC fiber connector is applied for single-mode optic fiber and polarization-maintaining optic fiber. The FC is a screw type connector with a 2.5mm ferrule, which was the first fiber optic connector to use a ceramic ferrule. However, FC is becoming less common and mostly replaced by SC and LC because of its vibration loosening and insertion loss.