HOW TO SPEAK “FIBER GEEK” | ARTICLE 4: SINGLE-MODE FIBER GEOMETRIE

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 WELCOME BACK, FIBER GEEKS!  The first Article in this series focused on growth in bandwidth demand and attenuation in optical fibers. Article 2 focused on several types of dispersion that exist in fiber, followed by Article 3 – Fiber strength and reliability.  This article, the fourth in the series, will focus on single-mode fiber geometries.  […]


HOW TO SPEAK “FIBER GEEK” | ARTICLE 3: FIBER RELIABILITY

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WELCOME BACK, FIBER GEEKS!  Article 1 in this series focused on growth in bandwidth demand and attenuation in optical fibers caused by bending, and the built-in mechanisms scattering and absorption. Article 2 focused on several types of dispersion that exist in fiber.  This article, the third in the series, will focus on fiber strength and […]


HOW TO SPEAK “FIBER GEEK” | ARTICLE 2: DISPERSION

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WELCOME BACK, FIBER GEEKS!  As a quick refresher, article 1 in this series focused on growth in bandwidth demand. We also looked at attenuation in optical fibers caused by factors external to the fiber e.g. bending, and built in attenuation mechanisms i.e. scattering and absorption.  In this second article, we will focus on the several […]



LC Crimp & Cleave Termination Instructions

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for 50 and 62.5 µm GiHCS®, 200 µm HCS® LC Connectors Important Safety and Warranty Information Please Read First! Please make sure to READ and understand the termination instructions completely. Improper assembly will cause poor termination results and cause damage to termination kit components. Download the pdf document for the full instructions Make sure you […]


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A Focus on the Critical Optical Parameter Attenuation

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Our first article in this series highlighted some bandwidth demand drivers and introductory standards information. This article will focus on critical optical parameters starting with optical attenuation. Additional articles in this series focus on other optical parameters, including chromatic and polarization mode dispersion, splice loss, and an introduction to non-linear effects. > Download the Full […]


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Placing Fiber Optic Cable in Underground Plant

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Placing Fiber Optic Cable in Underground Plant 1. Overview This document covers cable placing in conduit, innerduct, handholes, and manhole structures. The innerduct may be direct buried or placed in larger diameter conduits. In some applications, the innerduct may be lashed to an aerial strand. This document covers conventional cable placing techniques that are used […]

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Advances in Laser Lithotripsy for Kidney Stones

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Stone-retrieval Basket with IntegratedOptical Fiber for Laser Lithotripsy This article originally appeared in Medizin & Technik   A German manufacturer of stone-retrieval baskets works with a U.S. manufacturer of specialty optical fiber. The result is a basket that, thanks to its coaxially integrated optical fiber, can simplify and shorten minimally invasive urological surgery.  The treatment of kidney stones has […]

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5 Things You Should Know About IEEE Std 802.3cm™-2020

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What is IEEE Std 802.3cm-2020, 400 Gb/s over Multimode Fiber? The work of the IEEE Std P802.3cm Task Force was approved as a new standard by the IEEE-SA Standards Board on 30 January 2020, creating the latest 400 Gb/s Ethernet standard using multimode fiber. 400 Gb/s is the highest Ethernet speed, and 400 Gb/s optical […]


Indoor Living Unit (ILU) Fiber Solution Guide

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Fiber to the Home/Business Solutions  In today’s increasingly fast-paced, interconnected world, the need for high-speed broadband internet access and reliable wireless service is more acute than ever. The growth of fiber optic networks has allowed service providers to optimize FTTx — fiber-to-the-X, in which X can refer to various subscriber locations, including homes (H, as in FTTH) and buildings […]

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