OFS News


  • August 16, 2017
    Can’t decide which optical fiber solution is right for your industrial system? We are here to help. In this webinar, Pete Suttmeier explains how to maximize the potential of IloT (Industrial Internet of Things) with various fiber optic cabling solutions. Register Here.
  • July 26, 2017
    “Fiber Inside the Home”. OFS invites you to download this talk presented by Anurag Jain at a CABA Connected Home Council (CHC) Webinar.
  • July 20, 2017
    Sign up now for “Tales from the Front Line of Fiber Optic Sensing”, presented by OptaSense and sponsored by the Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA).
  • June 29, 2017
    OFS Industry Expert Appointed to New FOSA Technology Committee. Read Press Release >>
  • June 12, 2017
    OFS Launches InvisiLight® Facade Solution. Read Press Release >>
  • June 9, 2017
    Weren’t able to catch our “Optical fibers for Automation Controls and Industrial Networking“ webinar? No worries. Watch it here >>
  • June 7, 2017
    OFS to Present Series of Sessions at Fiber Connect Conference. Read Press Release! >>
  • May 26, 2017
    OFS was a featured speaker and sponsor of this week’s “Symposium for Fiber Optics and Intelligent Buildings in Morocco.” The symposium attracted a large crowd to learn how fiber deployments in buildings provide many advantages for residents and real estate developers, including higher capacity and lower installed cost than traditional metallic cables. Read Press Article and News Spot.
  • April 26, 2017
    It’s not too late to watch the TIA Cabling Standards Update Spring 2017 webinar produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance. Click here to watch >>
  • April 26, 2017
    OFS Announces Charter Membership in New Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA). Read Press Release! >>
  • April 18, 2017
    OFS to Present Technical Papers at UL and IWCS China Cable & Connectivity Symposium. Read Press Release! >>
  • April 6, 2017
    "We would like to be known as the go-to guys for fiber" Interview with OFS Director, Jacob Peterson and Connecting Africa. Watch Video >>
  • April 6, 2017
    BICSI’s March/April issue of ICT Today features an article by John Kamino on the evolution, introduction and standardization of OM5 Wideband Multimode Fiber.
    Read more at BICSI ICT Today.
  • March 30, 2017
    OFS recently collaborated with the Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga, TN on an interactive display to introduce children to the wonders of fiber optic technology. Learn More! >>
  • March 27, 2017
    OFS Norcross Named 2017 Gwinnett County Large Manufacturer of the Year. Read Press Release! >>
  • March 22, 2017
    In Lightwave’s March 22, 2017 edition of Video Show Daily (at 1:24 minutes), Dr. Robert Lingle of OFS talks about the need for advance optical fibers in shore to colo links and massively interconnected metro data centers. TeraWave™ ULL from OFS is one of the winners of this year’s Lightwave Innovation Reviews. Watch VIDEO >>
  • March 22, 2017
    OFC 2017 is well underway. You can feel the excitement in the center as attendees teem in the aisles. But is the growth in the market sustainable? It’s a question heard several times over. In a blog created for Lightwave, Darryl Inniss of OFS reflects on the subject. Learn More! >>
  • March 20, 2017
    OFS Announces Higher DWDM Capacity Over TeraWave™ ULL Optical Fiber with Nokia Commercial Ultra Wideband C+L-Band System at OFC 2017.
    Read Press Release >>
  • March 20, 2017
    Lightwave Innovation Reviews Recognizes OFS TeraWave™ ULL Single-Mode Optical Fiber. Read Press Release >>
  • March 20, 2017
    OFS to Present Series of Sessions and Newly Published Silicon Photonics Book at OFC 2017 Conference. Read Press Release >>
  • March 17, 2017
    New Industry Group Forms Multi-Source Agreement for Shortwave WDM Optical Standards to Operate over Duplex Multimode Fiber, Simplifying Data Center Upgrades. Read Press Release >>
  • March 8, 2017
    Photonics Spectra’s March 2017 edition features an article written by Hank Hogan on how optical fiber is evolving to meet the ever increasing demand for bandwidth. Dr. Robert Lingle, Jr., of OFS offers his thoughts in the article. Read more here photonics spectra-digital >>
  • March 6, 2017
    Learn more about Ultra Low Loss fiber for terrestrial applications. Sign up today to listen to Pete Weimann of OFS present at IWCS’ March 17th live webinar.
  • February 27, 2017
    Read all about us! The Worcester Telegram featured the OFS Sturbridge facility in the 25 February 2017 Sunday Business section.
  • January 30, 2017
    OFS Launches Cascaded Raman Fiber Laser 
& Erbium Amplifier Modules at the Photonics West 2017. Read Press Release >>
  • January 30, 2017
    OFS to Present Four Technical Papers 
at Photonics West BiOS and LASE Conferences. Read Press Release >>
  • January 27, 2017
    A recent article co-authored by Jaehan Kim shows how a 3D-printed brain model equipped with optical fibers can help clinicians and patients to visualize brain function activity. Read Article >>
  • January 25, 2017
    OFS Launches Shape Sensor Fiber at BiOS / Photonics West Conferences. Read Press Release >>
  • January 5, 2017
    Want to learn more about silicon photonics? Daryl Innis of OFS has recently co-authored a book on the subject: Silicon Photonics: Fueling the Next Information Revolution. Learn more about Daryl’s book on Amazon.
  • December 9, 2016
    Congratulations John George! Elected a three-year term on the nine-member board of FTTH Council America. Read Press Release >>
  • October 28, 2016
    Did you miss John Kamino’s talk during the recent CI&M webcast? There’s still time to view it on demand. Click here.
  • October 21, 2016
    Join Stephen Hardy of Lightwave for “Advances in Fiber and Cable,” a new OFS-sponsored webcast designed to help OSP, enterprise and data center operators keep pace with increasing bandwidth requirements. To register for this free broadcast, please go here.
  • October 18, 2016
    John Kamino, our multimode PLM, will be front and center stage on October 27, 2016 when he presents “ANSI/TIA-492AAAE Wideband Multimode Fiber” at the “Cabling Installation & Maintenance” Fiber-Optic Cabling Standards webcast. Learn more about the event and register to attend here.
  • October 3, 2016
    Broadband Communities Magazine Recently Named OFS as One of the 2016 Fiber-to-the-Home Top 100.
  • October 3, 2016
    A recent article in BICSI’s ICT Today examines the challenges that data center operators face in keeping pace with changing fiber transmission standards. To learn more and read this article by OFS’ Dave Mazzarese and John Kamino, Please go here.
  • October 3, 2016
    Broadband Communities Magazine Recently Named OFS as One of the 2016 Fiber-to-the-Home Top 100.
  • September 30, 2016
    OFS to Present Series of Technical Papers and Receive Best Presentation Award at IWCS Conference. Learn More!
  • September 19, 2016
    OFS SlimBox™ Portfolio Expands to Include Underground Terminal. Enables quick and easy connections through plug and play connectorized drop cables. Read the Press Release!
  • September 13, 2016
    OFS Optical Fiber Honored by Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2016 Innovators Awards Program. Read the Press Release!
  • August 16, 2016
    Acrylate-based coatings for high-temp and harsh environments are discussed in a white paper authored by Dr. Stolov of OFS. To read this paper, click here >>
  • August 10, 2016
    David Mazzarese of OFS named most outstanding speaker of last October’s 64th IWCS International Cable & Connectivity Symposium. The OFS team congratulates David on a job well done.
  • August 3, 2016
    A new article in Laser Focus World (also an Editor’s Pick in BioOptics World) details how all-fiber illumination brings superior stability to stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy. To read more on this research by Siddharth Ramachandran and Poul Kristensen of OFS, along with Lu Yan of Boston University, please go here and here.
  • August 3, 2016
    ECOC is right around the corner. Mark your calendar. OFS will present New Generation of Long Haul Fibers for 400G Transmission Monday 19 September 2016 at 12:55 - 13:25
  • July 19, 2016
    Dave Mazzarese’s recent article in Cabling Installation and Maintenance is now available!
 Read what he has to say on the "Impact of Increased Bandwidth on the Fiber Network."
  • July 14, 2016
    Tony Irujo of OFS, along with colleagues from EXFO and CommScope present: Fiber-Optic Cabling Systems for High-Performance Applications. "Impact of Increased Bandwidth on the Fiber Network."
  • June 14, 2016
    Want to learn more about what’s new in Indoor Fiber Solutions? Click here to view Anurag Jain’s presentation given at the 2016 FTTH Connect conference.
  • June 9, 2016
    NOW AVAILABLE! TeraWave™ ULL Optical Fiber white paper. The OFS fiber designed for emerging terabit per second modulation formats. Read it here >>
  • June 8, 2016
    OFS Expands In-Living-Unit FTTH offerings. Read Press Release
  • June 8, 2016
    OFS Expands and Improves MDU Solutions for FTTH. Read Press Release
  • June 8, 2016
    OFS to Present Series of Sessions at FTTH Connect 2016. Read Press Release
  • May 25, 2016
    Specialty Photonics’ recent article in Medical Design Briefs is now available!
    Read what authors Jaehan Kim and Jonathan Loft have to say in their article entitled “Optical Fibers Bring New Medical Applications to Light.”
  • May 4, 2016
    Supporting Business Across the Globe - OFS is proud to announce a new membership with CSIA, Control System Integrators Association. We are looking forward to a successful and mutually beneficial partnership with CSIA.
  • April 21, 2016
    Mark your calendars! Dr. Durgesh Vaidya, an R&D Director at OFS, will be speaking at the upcoming New England Fiberoptic Council meeting. Dr. Vaidya will review recent advances in optical fiber technology that enable meeting the ever-growing demand for bandwidth. Register Now!
  • April 21, 2016
    NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD, OFS’s latest white paper entitled “Enabling Fiber and Amplifier Technologies for Submarine Transmission Systems.”
  • April 13, 2016
    NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD, OFS’s latest white paper entitled “Mechanical Properties of Polyimide Coated Optical Fibers at Elevated Temperatures.”
  • April 11, 2016
    OFS' Anurag Jain to present “FTTH Solutions for MDUs” at Commtech Canada East 2016, April 12, 9am, Room: Salon F.
  • April 1, 2016
    Register and view OFS’ latest Tech Talk. Click here to hear Dr. Brian Mangan of OFS Laboratories discuss characteristics of hollow-core single-mode fibers.
  • March 22, 2016
    OFS to Present Live Demonstration of TeraWave™ ULL Optical Fiber at OFC 2016. Read Press Release.
  • March 22, 2016
    OFS Expands Ultra Long Haul Product Line 
with Introduction of TeraWave™ SCUBA Optical Fiber. Read Press Release.
  • March 22, 2016
    OFS Demonstrates SWDM Technology Over 
Industry-Recognized Multimode Wideband Fiber at OFC 2016. Read Press Release.
  • March 18, 2016
    OFS to Present Series of Sessions at OFC 2016 Conference. Read Press Release.
  • March 11, 2016
    OFS Launches New TrueLase™ 10/130 Active and Passive 
LMA Double-Clad Optical Fibers at LASER World of Photonics China. Read Press Release.
  • March 9, 2016
    OFS' Tim Goddard, Director of Global Cable R&D, will present a live IWCS webcast entitled “Development of a Totally Dry, Aerial Dielectric Self-Supporting Cable Family,” on March 18, 2016. Register NOW for this FREE webinar!
  • February 25, 2016
    FS’ article in the German NET magazine is now available. Read what authors Veit Koelschbach and David Mazzarese have to say in their article entitled Impact of increased bandwidth on the passive optical network (NET 1-2 / 2016th).
  • February 17, 2016
    OFS Expands Microcable Product Line. Read the Press Release.
  • February 3, 2016
    OFS to Present Four Technical Papers at Photonics West BiOS & LASE Conferences. Read the Press Release.
  • January 28, 2016
    NOW AVAILABLE… OFS’ new Single-Mode Optical Fiber Selection Guide. Click here to view.
  • January 22, 2016
    FITEL fusion splicing machine New Year sale. Click here for more information.
  • December 2, 2015
    In case you missed the November 19th webcast, Advanced Fiber-Optic Technologies for Next-Generation Networking, there’s still time to view it: Click here.
  • November 29, 2015
    OFS Laboratories’ Dr. Jeffrey Nicholson, awarded Honorable Mention in the “Optics and Photonics News” 2015 After Image photo contest for his photo taken during a soliton amplification experiment. See Jeff's photo here. The fourth one down from the top.
  • November 23, 2015
    OFS’ CTO, Dr. DiGiovanni, in a recent CNET article regarding the Skarp Laser Razor. Learn More!
  • November 18, 2015
    In an “ICT Today” article appearing in the Nov/Dec issue, OFS’ John Kamino and Roman Shubochkin discuss how a new type of optical fiber - wideband multimode fiber - can be used to meet bandwidth demand that is predicted to grow at a compound annual rate of nearly 25% over the next five years. Learn More!
  • November 12, 2015
    In an upcoming webcast from Cabling Installation & Maintenance, Tony Irujo of OFS will look ahead to the future of multimode fiber, describing the next generation of fiber technology and, specifically, applications for which it is appropriate. To participate in this complimentary November 19 webcast, please register HERE >>
  • November 2, 2015
    OFS Laboratories’ Dr. Jeffrey Nicholson, in an article written for SPIE Newsroom, explains how OFS has developed a bulk-optic mode converter for the output of HOM (High Order Mode) fiber amplifiers utilizing an axicon. The converter achieves nonlinear thresholds that are significantly higher than with fiber-based approaches. Read More!
  • October 19, 2015
    OFS participates in Morocco Symposium, "Fibre optics and smart buildings" whose first edition is being held October 20th in Casablanca. Learn More!
    And be sure to watch interviews and clips from the Morocco symposium. >>
  • September 29, 2015
    FibreSystems, an optical fiber trade publication in Europe, discusses new TeraWave ULL with OFS' Hans Damsgaard. Learn More!
  • September 28, 2015
    OFS Expands Product Line With Introduction of TeraWave™ ULL Optical Fiber Read Press Release >>
  • September 24, 2015
    Just Announced! Invited Speakers at OFC 2016. Arrange your schedule to attend the paper presented by OFS’ David Peckham entitled: Large Area, Ultra-low Loss Fiber Designs Optimized for C+L Band Transmission.
  • September 23, 2015
    OFS teams up with Panduit and Chatsworth Products to discuss how to manage change in data center cabling and systems. View their webcast here.
  • September 21, 2015
    OFS Announces Commercial Availability of Laserwave® FLEX WideBand Multimode Fiber. Read Press Release >>
  • September 16, 2015
    Andrei A. Stolov's article on the "Sterilization Effects on Optical Fibers for Clinical Use" is now available in the September issue of BioPhotonics.
  • September 9, 2015
    Read about OFS’ role in building the FTTH network for the city of Sandy, Oregon. See Article >>
  • September 2, 2015
    OFS Announces Commercial Availability of InvisiLight® MDU Optical Solution for Multiple Dwelling Units. Read Press Release!
  • August 31, 2015
    OFS Tech Talk now on Tech Briefs. Read our article: High Performance, 1.5 µm, CW and Pulsed Fiber Lasers.
  • July 15, 2015
    OFS was recently published in BBC Magazine! Learn more about OFS' InvisiLight Indoor Living Unit Solution.
  • June 30, 2015
    OFS is a co-sponsor of a study that shows how fast internet affects home prices. Read all about it in this Wall Street Journal article.
  • June 29, 2015
    Furukawa Electric FITEL® NINJA Fusion Splicer. DOWNLOAD White Paper!
  • June 25, 2015
    OFS Expands Microcable Product Line With Introduction of MiDia® FX Cable. Read Press Release!
  • June 25, 2015
    Furukawa Electric FITEL® NINJA Fusion Splicer Targets FTTH Network Splicing. Read Press Release!
  • June 25, 2015
    OFS to Present Series of Sessions at 2015 FTTH Connect Conference. Read Press Release!
  • June 18, 2015
    OFS Launches New TrueM2™ 6kW Beam Combiner
 at Laser World of Photonics in Mess München, Germany! Read Press Release!
  • May 13, 2015
    OFS' Natasha Juhasz provides her thoughts on digital vs. traditional marketing at the recent OTC show in Houston, TX.
  • May 13, 2015
    Dave Mazzarese’s article on the "Proper Testing of Bend-Insensitive Multimode Optical Fiber Links" is now available in the May-June issue of BICSI’s ICT Today magazine.
  • April 23, 2015
    OFS to present white paper at SPIE DSS 2015 "A miniature turn-around for distributed temperature sensing". DOWNLOAD White Paper!
  • April 21, 2015
    OFS' John Kamino, Senior Manager, to present a live webcast entitled "Latest Test Requirements for Bend Insensitive Multimode Fiber Cables", April 23, 2015.
    Register NOW for this FREE Webinar!
  • April 14, 2015
    The "Euro Wire, The International Magazine for the Wire & Cable Industries," has featured an OFS paper entitled "Long-term cable reliability design criteria" in its Technical Article section. See page 90.
  • March 23, 2015
    OFS to Present Live Demonstration of the Future of Multimode Fiber at OFC 2015.  Read Press Release!
  • March 23, 2015
    OFS to Present Series of Sessions at OFC/NFOEC 2015 Conference.  Read Press Release!
  • March 17, 2015
    Infinera and BICS Complete Trial of Next Generation Optical Fiber: 7,400km “Trans-Atlantic Performance” With PM-8QAM Modulation Read Press Release!
  • March 16, 2015
    An update on Maryland’s Inter-County Broadband Network (ICBN) project which is positioning Maryland to be the Most Wired state in the nation. The US Chamber of Commerce has ranked Maryland No. 1 in the nation in innovation entrepreneurship for 3 straight years. OFS was an important supplier of fiber optic cable and connectivity solutions in the ICBN project. Read Full Story >>
  • March 8, 2015
    A Celebration of Light, Gravity, and Einstein READ Press Release!
  • February 23, 2015
    Furukawa Electric Announces Hand-Held Single Fiber Fusion Splicer FITELNINJA NJ001 READ Press Release!
  • February 15, 2015
    John George, Director - Solutions and Professional Services, Interviewed at FTTH Conference 2015
    The US FTTH market is on fire at the moment with demand for TV in the home reaching record levels. FTTH Council Americas Board member John George talks about the applications driving the market and what is coming next. SEE the Interview!
  • February 11, 2015
    OFS Expands All Dry Cable Solution Into Microcable Product Line READ Press Release!
  • February 11, 2015
    OFS Makes Bend Insensitivity Standard for All EMEA Outside Plant Cables READ Press Release!
  • February 10, 2015
    OFS Launches New TrueM2™ 4kW Beam Combiner at Photonics West Conference READ Press Release!
  • February 10, 2015
    Dr. Timothy F. Murray, CEO and Chairman of OFS to participate on Executive Panel at FTTH Europe Conference READ Press Release!
  • February 9, 2015
    OFS Launches New FOX SOLUTIONS® Home and Business Solution Guides READ Press Release!
  • February 7, 2015
    OFS Launches New Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Probe Capability at BiOS / Photonics West Conferences READ Press Release!
  • February 7, 2015
    OFS to Present Five Technical Papers at BiOS / Photonics West Conferences READ Press Release!
  • February 7, 2015
    OFS to present white paper at SPIE BiOS 2015 "Multicore optical fiber grating array fabrication for medical sensing applications" DOWNLOAD White Paper
  • January 15, 2015
    OFS supports the advancement of broadband throughout the US and is a proud supplier of optical fiber solutions to the Chattanooga, Lafayette and Cedar Falls projects. READ White House Release!
  • December 16, 2014
    US Rep. Elizabeth Esty Visits OFS Specialty Photonics Facility. Learn MORE!
  • November 13, 2014
    Using and Characterizing Bend-Sensitive Multimode Fiber in Data Centers (CI&M Webcast), presented by OFS' Tony Irujo
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  • October 22, 2014
    OFS Tech Talk, Now Live! "Effects of Sterilization Methods on Specialty Optical Fibers and Terminations" Click here to watch webinar!
  • October 20, 2014
    See why Fiber Optic Cables are EASIER TO INSTALL!
  • October 6, 2014
    New LC Crimp and Cleave Connector and Termination Kit expand breadth of OFS’ GiHCS® Industrial Cabling Solution. Read Press Release!
  • September 18, 2014
    Furukawa Electric Announces Commercial Production of Micro ITLA for 400 Gb/s Optical Coherent Transmission.  Read Press Release!
  • September 15, 2014
    Kenya leading the way in internet connectivity in sub-Saharan Africa.  OFS’ Jacob Petersen comments at East Africa Com, Nairobi, Kenya.  Watch the video!
  • September 11, 2014
    Listen to OFS’ latest technical talk, "Rad-Hard PM Optical Fibers for Space Gyro Applications", presented by Michael Luvalle, Member of OFS Technical Staff. Click here >>
  • September 10, 2014
    Dave Mazarrese, OFS Technical Manager, to present at BICSI 2014. Attend his session to learn how bend insensitive multimode fiber is affecting installation and testing of enterprise and data center networks. Learn more >>
  • July 31, 2014
    OFS is pleased to announce the launch of its new website—www.ofsoptics.com— incorporating simpler navigation, a comprehensive product catalog and a fresh new look.
  • June 22, 2014
    OFS is pleased to announce the extension of its FOX Solution® Home and Business Portfolio.  City of Sandy, Oregon, has also announced the use of OFS Professional Services to build FTTH using OFS FOX Solution® Home and Business.
  • June 22, 2014
    At the 2014 FTTH Conference in Orlando, FL we unveiled our newest product: the industry first, double jacket, totally gel-free ADSS cable
  • June 22, 2014
    City of Sandy Uses OFS Professional Services to Build FTTH Using OFS Fox Solution® Home and Business
  • June 22, 2014
    OFS Launches Industry's First Double Jacket, Gel-Free ADSS Cable at 2014 FTTH Conference
  • June 22, 2014
    OFS Extends Fox Solution® Home and Business Portfolio
  • June 05, 2014
    Furukawa Electric Announces New Contract for One of the Largest OPGW Projects in Newfoundland, Canada
  • March 19, 2014
    Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Recognizes OFS for Their 100% On Time Delivery >>
  • March 11, 2014
    OFS Introduces Allwave® One Optical Fiber
  • March 11, 2014
    OFS Announces Terawave® Optical Fiber
    March 06, 2014
    Furukawa, OFS and Corning Achieve Milestone for Optical Interconnects
  • February 19, 2014
    OFS Introduces Allwave®+ Fiber Bend Optimized for FTTX, Metropolitan, and Backhaul Networks