Fiber optic connectors (FO) carry information using entirely optical (light based) technology. They comprise so-called light guides which are made of transparent components such as glass or plastic to transport optical signals in the form of light. To perform the optical transmission in the connection, the individual fibers are connected to each other with maximum precision. High-precision mechnical guide tubes - ferrules - bundle the fibers and accommodate them in the connector.
The advantages of these fiber optic connectors are high transmission rates and ranges as well as reduced dimensions. Furthermore, there is no negative influence from electromagnetic interference fields. Fiber optic connectors are very robust and therefore not only used successfully for data transmission in data centers, but also in power plant technology, wind turbines and industrial automation. In addition, they are used in medical technology and sensors.