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How Many Colors are Used for Identification of Optical Fibers?

It is said that coloring of natural fibers is done for identification purpose. How many colors are used for identification?

Basically thirteen (13) colors are used for coloring of optical fibers. They are Dark Blue, Orange, Green, Brown, Slate, White, Red, Black, Yellow, Purple, Rose, Turquoise and Natural colors. Natural color is also known as a clear color, which is transparent. Some customers prefer to use the natural color, which is the natural color of the coating material.

Turquoise is also termed as Aqua or Light Blue. Rose is the Pink color and Purple is the Violet. Slate is the Grey or Gray color.

There are some more colors such as Beige, Lemon Green, Magenta, etc. For more number of fiber identification, ring marks on the natural or colored fibers are used. One, two, or three rings are used depending on the number of fibers in a single tube. In the case of ribbonized fiber cable designs, ring marking is also known as stripe ring marking. Stripe ring marking can go beyond twenty-four allowing the identification of extremely high fiber count cable structures.

There are 12 colors such as Blue, Orange, Green, Brown, Grey, White, Red, Black, Yellow, Violet, Pink, and Aqua.