Monthly Archives: January 2016

Optical Fiber Helps Bring Medical Imaging “To Light”

OFS recently developed a technology platform to build high-quality, fiber optic probes with flexible tip lensing designs for Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) medical imaging applications. These probes meet or exceed critical OCT specifications including insertion loss, internal back reflection, beam size and working distance.

With vertically integrated manufacturing, OFS offers a wide range of custom optical fibers including select cutoff, specific numerical apertures, graded index fibers and coreless fibers. Any OFS medical-grade optical fiber or cable can be paired with a connector or custom probe assembly for a turnkey, sterilizable sub-assembly, ready to plug in to a medical device.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a medical imaging technique used to capture micrometer-resolution, three-dimensional images directly from sub-surface tissues. Physicians increasingly choose OCT for diagnostic use in ophthalmology, interventional cardiology and gastroenterology.

To learn more, please go HERE.

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Meeting the Data Center Demand for Increased Bandwidth

Today’s data centers are increasingly using 40 and 100 Gb/s Ethernet speeds. Work is also underway to develop 400 Gb/s Ethernet and 256 Gb/s Fiber Channel standards for next-generation networks. How are the optical fiber and structured cabling industries responding to this growth in demand for bandwidth?

To learn more, mark your calendar to hear OFS’ John Kamino (BICSI RCDD) cover this and other topics during his “Next-Generation Multimode Fiber” presentation at the BICSI Winter Conference in Orlando on Tuesday, February 2, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.  For more information on this topic, please go HERE.