The transparent material, usually glass, that surrounds the core of an optical fiber. Cladding has a lower refractive index than the core and so prevents the light signal from spreading out due to modal dispersion, by reflecting the signal back into the central core. This helps to maintain the signal strength over long distances.
   See also dispersion.

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