Performance Under Tight Bends It’s not unusual these days for optical fiber to be installed under bends as low as 15 mm in diameter. But even under these demanding conditions, signal quality cannot be sacrificed. Therefore, manufacturers are continuously innovating new methods to improve fiber bend performance.
Laser-induced Damage to Large Core Optical Fiber by High Peak Laser Power Adapted from manuscript by Dr. Xiaoguang Sun and Dr. Jie Li | rewrite by Anthea Croghan As medical applications are demanding optical fibers to transmit with increasingly higher peak powers and smaller bend diameters, it has become necessary to test and develop fibers […]
Optical fibers are successfully used in various areas, such as cardiology and so much more! Optical fibers are successfully used in various areas of medicine, including urology, general surgery, ophthalmology, cardiology, endoscopy, dentistry and medical sensing [1 – 4]. Prior to use inside a human body the fiber must be sterilized to ensure it is […]
FlightLink™ Avionics Cables OFS FlightLink™ OM3 Cable designed for commercial aircraft, is a perfect example of the application specific solutions that OFS manufactures. All fiber is manufactured at OFS and our broad portfolio of specialty materials for buffers, strength members and jackets allow us to tailor products to meet or exceed the requirements of a given […]
Enterprise Networks Standardization of bend-insensitive multimode fiber (BIMMF) has been a very active area within the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Since the start of the year, more than a dozen contributions on the topic have been reviewed in the TIA working group TR-42.12 “Optical Fiber and Cable.”
Tied in Knots At the upcoming PowerGen trade event in Orlando (December 11-13, 2012), OFS is proud to demonstrate HCS® (Hard Clad Silica) optical fiber, cable and field termination technology. Unlike telecommunications grade optical fibers, you can tie our products in knots. While we don’t recommend this in practice, seeing it first hand will help […]
OFS | Your WINDPOWER Optical Fiber Solutions Partner The inquiry arrived through our sales guy on the west coast. A simple request with little detail and no hint at what the future would bear. “The customer is thinking about using fiber optics as a data link and they don’t have complete control over the operating […]
Fiber Optic Gyroscopes Polarization Maintaining (PM) optical fiber is a key component of Fiber Optic Gyroscopes, devices that measure rotation in missiles, aircraft, ships and satellites. They are a type of interferometric sensor in which the phase difference between two light paths is measured.
OFS | Your Optical Fiber Solutions Partner When most people hear the term & “fiber optics” they naturally envision hair-thin strands of glass, the enablers of today’s high speed telecommunication and global internet. While that’s all true, it’s really just the beginning where the technology of fiber optics is concerned. In the Specialty Photonics Division […]
Optical Fiber in the Medical Industry Even though the first use of lasers in medicine was reported by Goldman in 1962-and then in 1963 for experimental cardiovascular plaque ablation-it is the Aesthetic and Ophthalmic applications that historically pushed the use and adoption of photons in medicine. In addition to invasive and non-invasive cosmetic treatments and […]