Colin Yao

name Colin Yao joined E-TEK Dynamics in 1995 and later E-TEK was acquired by JDSU in 1997.

Since then Colin has accumulated extensive experience in the fiber optic industry and published over 200 excellent articles for the newcomers to the industry.

6 Things You Must Know about Fiber Optic Cable Materials

21st May 2008
:: Environment requirement on outdoor fiber optic cables Outdoor fiber cables must endure harsh environment factors such as UV radiation from sunlight, storms, snows and 80 mph wind, so outdoor cables must be strong, weatherproof and UV resistant. The ... Read >

FAQ on Fiber Optic Cable Handling and Installation

20th May 2008
:: 1. What is the difference between copper cable and fiber optic cable? Even though fiber optic cables may look like traditional copper cables, we should always keep in mind that inside fiber cables are fragile glass fibers which can be broken easily ... Read >

The Cheater’s Guide to Choosing Fiber Optic Patch Cables

21st February 2008
What are fiber optic patch cables? Fiber optic patch cable is a fiber optic cable terminated with fiber optic connectors on both ends. It has two major application areas: computer work station to outlet and fiber optic patch panels or optical cross con... Read >