HOW TO SPEAK “FIBER GEEK” | ARTICLE 1: CRITICAL OPTICAL PARAMETERS – ATTENUATION

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 The fiber optic cable world has come a long way over the past 30 years. Products have become more rugged and user friendly, making it easier for people to enter the industry and work handling optical fiber and cable. While this is great for the industry, many people may understand the “how to” but not […]

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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 Integrated Optical 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 […]

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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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Optical Fiber Specification

Single-Mode Optical Fiber Geometries

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Understanding Optical Fiber Specifications This article in our technical series will focus on single-mode optical fiber geometries. If you subscribed to our Light Post Emails you know we previously covered bandwidth demand drivers and introductory standards as well as fiber optic dispersion.In this article we’ll work our way through a typical fiber specification, highlighting the […]

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What is Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS)?

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Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) is a technology that enables continuous, real-time measurements along the entire length of a fiber optic cable.  Unlike traditional sensors that rely on discrete sensors measuring at pre-determined points, distributed sensing utilizes the optical fibre. The optical fiber is the sensing element. These systems allow acoustic signals to be detected over […]


A Hollow-Core Fiber Cable for Low Latency Transmission – when microseconds count

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AccuCore HCF™ Optical Fiber Cable is the world’s first terrestrial hollow-core fiber (HCF) cable solution. Light travels about 50% faster in a hollow core optical fiber compared to the solid silica core of conventional fiber. Consequently, light transmitted in a hollow-core fiber arrives 1.54 microseconds faster for each kilometer traveled compared with conventional optical fiber. […]

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