Hollow-Core Optical Fiber - A Potential Game Changer

Posted by Gary Miller on Thu, Apr 16, 2020 @ 16:04 PM

OFS recently made a splash when they announced a new hollow-core optical fiber optimized for low latency transmission.  While hollow-core fibers have existed for about 20 years, it is exciting to see such an innovative and promising fiber technology being more broadly applied to commercial applications. 

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Topics: optical fiber, specialty optical fibers, hollow-core optical fiber, low latency

An Introduction to Large Core Optical Fibers

Posted by George Zhu on Thu, Sep 28, 2017 @ 10:09 AM

The most common multimode optical fibers, which allow multiple light modes to propogate along the link simultaneously, are designed with a core diameter size of 50µm for for high-speed communications networks.  You may recognize these types of fibers by industry specifications such as OM2, OM3, and OM4 or by brand names like Corning® ClearCurve® and OFS® LaserWave®.

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Topics: optical fibers, specialty optical fibers, medical fibers, high power lasers, large core fibers, multimode optical fibers

Using Network Simulation Platforms for Testing Fiber Optic Equipment

Posted by Kevin Miller on Tue, Jun 1, 2010 @ 15:06 PM

As the use of fiber optic equipment in communications systems continues to grow worldwide, network simulation testing has become vitally important for vendors seeking to offer their equipment for use in the field.

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Topics: optical fiber, fiber spool, specialty optical fibers, fiber optic network simulation, fiber optic equipment, network simulation