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IBM System z Connectivity Handbook by Zhaoxu Zhang, Hans Wijngaard, Esra Ufacik, André Spahni, Vicente Ranieri Jr, Frank Packheiser, Fernando Nogal, Swee Seng Ng, Gerard Laumay, Octavian Lascu, Parwez Hamid, Wolfgang Fries, Ivan Doboš, Karan Singh

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Fiber optic cables
This appendix describes the physical attributes of optical fiber technologies supported on System z servers.
The following topics are covered:
Fiber description
Fiber connector types
Mode Conditioning Patch (MCP) cables
Conversion cables
Description
Fiber optic cables utilize light for data transmission, rather than electrical current on copper cables. Fiber optic cables have many advantages. For example, they are many times lighter and have substantially reduced bulk, no pins, a smaller and more reliable connector, reduced loss ...

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