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Article 2 – Critical Optical Parameters

Welcome back, Fiber Geeks! In our first issue, we examined how wavelength use has grown over the past 30 years. Given the explosive demand for bandwidth, it is reasonable to assume that the next three decades will require many more wavelengths, with potential applications across the entire optical spectrum.

In this second installment, we’ll start by focusing on critical optical parameters beginning with attenuation (fiber loss). In most situations, attenuation is the most important network parameter. We’ll also take a look at scattering, absorption and bending (the primary loss mechanisms in optical fiber) and learn how a thorough understanding of attenuation can help in network planning and installation.

So take the next step toward becoming a “Fiber Geek” by going HERE

More from OFS:

Visit our booth # 504 to learn more about the latest OFS optical fiber innovations. And be sure to check out the following BICSI conference presentations from OFS:

“It’s Time for OM5! The Next-Generation Multimode Fiber”
Wednesday, September 27, 9-10 a.m. by John Kamino

“It’s Time for OM5! The Next-Generation Multimode Fiber”
Wednesday, September 27, 9-10 a.m. by John Kamino

Pre-conference seminar “Fiber in the Data Center – Information and Design”
Sunday, September 24, 9 a.m. – noon by Tony Irujo (part of “The Fabulous, Fast Moving, Fever Pitch, Forever Accelerating Fiber Frenzy” sponsored by the FOTC of TIA.)

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