Monthly Archives: September 2015

OFS Launches WIDEly-Anticipated Multimode Fiber

OFS announced the launch of its LaserWave® FLEX WideBand Multimode Fiber at the BICSI 2015 Fall Conference in Orlando this week. Developed to enable next-generation short wavelength division multiplexing (SWDM) applications, this new wideband multimode fiber also meets the demanding requirements of today’s OM4 applications.

Unlike conventional multimode fiber, which carries transmission at the single 850 nm wavelength, LaserWave FLEX WideBand Fiber supports traffic over a range of wavelengths from 850 nm to 950 nm. This capability allows multiple lanes of traffic over the same strand of fiber, significantly improving the bandwidth capacity of multimode fiber while maintaining its cost advantages for short-distance applications (up to 300 meters or more). In this way, LaserWave FLEX WideBand Fiber can support four wavelength 100 Gb/s applications, while providing bandwidth for tomorrow’s 400 Gb/s and higher speeds.

Building on the history of OFS’ bend-optimized LaserWave FLEX 550 (OM4) Fiber, this new wideband multimode fiber is also backward compatible with existing OM4 networks and applications, and complies with OM4 fiber requirements.

To learn more about LaserWave FLEX WideBand Multimode Fiber, please use the links below.

Press Release

FAQ Sheet

Data Sheet

White Paper

The Effects of Sterilization Methods on Specialty Optical Fibers and Terminations

While specialty optical fibers and fiber optic-based probes or sensors are ideally suited for a wide range of medical applications, such as invasive surgical procedures, these fibers must be sterilized to ensure that they are free of microorganisms before being used inside a human body.

Although a variety of physical and chemical sterilization treatments are used in the medical device industry, exposing optical fibers to harsh conditions can significantly affect their properties, including optical attenuation and mechanical strength.

Finding only a few studies related to this subject, a group of intrepid OFS researchers investigated.       To read their white paper and learn about their findings, please go here. And to access a recent article and/or webcast on this subject by Dr. Andrei Stolov, a member of the research team, please go to article or webcast.

 

What’s Fast, New and Almost Invisible? The InvisiLight™ MDU Solution

OFS is pleased to launch the InvisiLight Multiple Dwelling Unit (MDU) Solution that offers virtually invisible and faster fiber routing inside residential and business MDUs. This new solution combines with our current InvisiLight Indoor Living Unit (ILU) Solution to provide a complete in-building, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and fiber-to-the-business (FTTB) system.

Using this solution, service providers can help accelerate the adoption of fiber optic services by offering residents and tenants faster, lower cost and virtually invisible installation. And these benefits, in turn, can result in higher subscriber acceptance and take rates, greater profitability and faster times to revenue for service providers.

To view the InvisiLight MDU Solution and other leading-edge OFS products, visit booth # 513 at the OSP Expo 2015 in Denver, Colorado, September 2-3. And to learn more about this exciting product, please use any of the links below:

Press Release

Video

Broadband Communities magazine article

Brochure

Data Sheet