Emerging Trends in Optical Fiber: Hollow-core and Multicore Fibers

Posted by Kevin Miller on Wed, Jun 12, 2024 @ 14:06 PM

Serving as the backbone for many of today’s essential high-speed communications applications, optical fiber has been one of the most important technological advancements of the modern world. From supporting internet connectivity for people and businesses to connecting industrial automation systems, optical fiber enables the transmission of vast amounts of data for services we rely on daily.

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Topics: optical fiber, hollow-core optical fiber, fiber optic networks, multicore optical fiber

What is Space Division Multiplexing in Fiber Optic Communications?

Posted by Kevin Miller on Thu, Apr 25, 2024 @ 10:04 AM

An introduction to SDM and multicore optical fibers, an emerging area of technological advancement in the communications market.

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Topics: optical fiber, fiber optic networks, space division multiplexing, multicore optical fiber

IOR - An Important Characteristic of an Optical Fiber

Posted by Kevin Miller on Tue, Mar 12, 2024 @ 15:03 PM

Why the Index of Refraction is a Key Technical Parameter To Understand

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Topics: optical fiber, index of refraction, optical fiber reference guide, refractive index, IOR

AI in Data Centers: Why Fiber Link and Latency Simulation is Essential

Posted by Kevin Miller on Thu, Mar 7, 2024 @ 10:03 AM

Data Centers and AI – Simulating Fiber Link Latency & Performance is Crucial

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Topics: network simulation, latency, AI, data centers

Customized Optical Fiber Solutions for University and Research Needs

Posted by Rebekah Dunstan on Mon, Feb 12, 2024 @ 14:02 PM

For universities and research institutions developing, evaluating, and testing fiber optic technology to advance global communications, using optical fibers to accurately simulate span performance and latency in the lab is often an essential step in projects. This brief article discusses how customized Fiber Lab solutions from M2 Optics help researchers and professors successfully address the precision, consistency, and protection challenges that arise when working with bare optical fibers.

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Topics: optical fiber, network simulation, latency, universities and research

Fiber Monitoring Systems: Proven Benefits for University Campuses

Posted by Kevin Miller on Thu, Feb 1, 2024 @ 14:02 PM

From supporting live online classes to delivering reliable high-speed internet services to students and administration, optical fiber networks play an essential role across university campuses. Discover the numerous benefits of implementing fiber monitoring systems and how they can enhance IT and communications services.

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Topics: fiber optic testing, optical fiber, fiber monitoring, university campus

Win the Fiber Revolution - Utilizing 3D Printing and Design Services

Posted by Kevin Miller on Tue, Oct 10, 2023 @ 11:10 AM

There's an old business saying, "If you are not innovating, you are dying." Similar to other industry sectors, the telecommunications and fiber optic technology arena is no different. In this rapidly growing and evolving landscape where network equipment manufacturers and service providers are racing to deliver ever-increasing amounts of data to satisfy global demands, staying ahead of the curve and the competition is more than just a business strategy - it's essential. No two networks are exactly alike and various challenges arise frequently that companies must be able to successfully navigate. Differentiation is a key element in a highly competitive market – those who can take new products and enhancements to market faster, find creative solutions to quickly overcome unexpected issues, and reduce supply lead times for clients are just a few examples of ways companies can gain a competitive advantage.

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Topics: 3D Printing, 3D design, 3D design and printing servives, 3D printing and design for Telecom, 3d printing and design services for Fiber Optics

An Introduction to Polarization-Maintaining (PM) Optical Fibers

Posted by Kevin Miller on Thu, Aug 3, 2023 @ 09:08 AM

What are Polarization-Maintaining (PM) Optical Fibers?

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Topics: optical fiber, polarization-maintaining optical fiber, pm fiber

What is OM5 Wideband Multimode Optical Fiber?

Posted by Kevin Miller on Wed, May 24, 2023 @ 11:05 AM

OM5 optical fiber is the latest iteration in the family of multimode fibers that includes prior types OM1, OM2, OM3, and OM4. Formally introduced a few years ago in 2016 by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), it is also known as "Wideband Multimode Fiber" (WBMMF) and was specifically designed to enhance optical transmission performance in both data center and enterprise networks.

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Topics: multimode fiber, OM5 wideband multimode optical fiber, OM5

Fiber Monitoring for Transportation and Highway Networks

Posted by Kevin Miller on Tue, Apr 25, 2023 @ 10:04 AM

The transportation and highway infrastructure is critical to the flow of goods, people, and resources throughout the country.  As we learned during the pandemic, transportation was the lynchpin to delivering goods to stores, homes, or people in need.

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Topics: fiber monitoring, cybersecurity, transportation network