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OFS, Specialty Photonics Division

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Connector and Termination Kit hasten fiber optic repair/install.

October 14, 2014

Attaching to cable via mechanical means, LC Crimp and Cleave Connector utilizes optical and mechanical properties of HCS® (Hard Clad Silica) and Graded Index HCS® optical fibers. GiHCS® optical fiber in Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) cable construction with Crimp and Cleave LC connectors accelerates fiber optic cable installation/repair by technicians without any power, epoxy, gel, or polishing for termination. Products support Fast (100 Mbps) and Gigabit (1,000 Mbps) Ethernet data rates. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Rad-Hard PM Fiber performs for extended durations.

February 5, 2014

GyroSil® Rad-Hard PM Optical Fiber has 80 μm OD cladding and is bend-insensitive, enabling long lengths to be wound on small diameter coils. Manufactured without germanium, pure silica core fiber enables fiber optic gyroscopes to perform at higher radiation level for extended durations. Birefringent fiber has center wavelength of 1,550 nm and outer coating diameter of 145 μm. Suitable gyroscope applications include space, high altitude, and defense related navigation systems. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Industrial Cabling features crimp and cleave connectors.

November 27, 2013

Featuring Low Smoke Zero Halogen cable construction, Graded Index HCS® Optical Fiber Cabling with SC Crimp and Cleave connectors operates from -20 to +105°C while offering resistance to abrasion, vibration, and industrial chemicals. Cable systems support fast (100 Mbps) and Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbps) data rates and are compatible with most common GBIC transceivers. Suited for indoor and outdoor use, cabling requires no power, epoxy, gel, or polishing for termination process. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Optical Fiber Cables deliver tactical durability.

August 6, 2013

At 0.8 mm dia, Micro-Links (µlinx™) cables deliver tactical durability for use in manned/unmanned vehicles. Aircraft-specific µlinx Avionics cables weigh 0.7 g/m and feature braided aramid yarn and -65 to 150°C performance range. ETFE cable jacket resists abrasion and chemicals. With Hytrel® jacket over underlying aramid yarn, µlinx Tether cables suit ground vehicles. Both designs are available with bend-resistant single-mode, 50 µm multimode, or 62.5 µm multimode graded index optical fiber. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Hollow-Core Optical Fiber suits high precision gyroscopes.

July 31, 2013

Employing air-filled core surrounded by glass webbing, Hollow-Core Fiber allows light to propagate through free space rather than solid glass core. Radiation hardened fiber can be bent and coiled to tight bend radius while guiding light. Single-spatial-mode forces light to take only single path, enabling high bandwidth and low noise. Orientation of light waves is fixed in fiber, which is necessary for applications such as sensing, interferometry, and secure communications. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Fiber Laser Cavities support applications up to 1 kW.

May 1, 2013

Rated at 500 W, TrueMode-15™ supports up to 36 pump laser diode inputs, within typical 0.15 NA. TrueMode-22™, targeted for 1 kW applications and beyond, supports up to 18 pump laser diode inputs, within typical 0.22 NA. Both single-laser cavities are compatible with OFS' TrueM2™ Beam Combiners, which can combine multiple laser cavities. Read More

Transportation Industry Products, Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Fiber Optic Cables are suited for commercial aircraft systems.

February 11, 2013

FlightLink™ 50 µm OM3 can support 100 Gbit Ethernet up to 100 m. For applications that require single mode performance, FlightLink Bend Optimized Single Mode offers enhanced bend performance combined with standard-sized mode field. Incorporating OFS fibers, buffer, braided strength members, and outer jacket, all avionics cables are qualified to 200°C and designed with identical tight buffer construction that eliminates kinking. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Electronic Components & Devices

Coherent Mixer integrates multiplexer/demultiplexer.

March 11, 2011

Coherent Mixer, a key component required at signal receiver in optical digital coherent scheme, is integrated with polarization multiplexer/demultiplexer, resulting in compact device that eliminates characteristics degradation at connected part. Designed for ultra-high bit rate 100 Gbps digital coherent transmission, device features loss uniformity of 1 dB or better, low skew of 1 psec or better, and polarization extinction ratio of 18 dB or higher. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Raman Amplifiers include automatic gain control.

March 11, 2011

In combination with erbium-doped fiber amplifiers, HPU42000 Series Amplifiers optimize optical signal-to-noise ratio and compensate for optical loss resulting from optical transmission lines and optical components. With built-in AGC function, output power per channel at each amplifier is kept constant by controlling gain automatically, optimizing integration in transmission systems. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Polarimeter Device meets Telcordia GR-468 qualification.

March 10, 2011

Suited for telecommunications, sensors, and test and measurement applications in fiber optics industry, Model IPLM measures full polarization state, or Stokes vector. Hermetically packaged, in-line polarimeter provides less than 0.8 dB insertion loss and less than 0.15 dB polarization dependent loss, facilitating integration of polarimetric devices in both new and existing applications. Read More

Optics & Photonics

C-Band Tunable Laser meets 100 Gbps transmission demands.

March 10, 2011

Full-band tunable laser delivers optical output of higher than 40 mW with linewidth of lower than 500 kHz. With tunable wavelength range of 1,528-1,564 nm (C band), laser offers performance suited for use as signal light source and/or local light source for digital coherent communication systems. Side-mode suppression ratio is greater than 40 dB, average relative intensity noise is less than -145 dB/Hz, and wavelength stability is less than ±2.5 GHz. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Fiber Optic Cable exhibits stability over temperature range.

January 27, 2011

Designed with standard size and optical performance in compliance with ITU - T G652, Phase Stabilized Optical Fiber (PSOF) Cable is used for transmitting base band signals in synchronized measurement systems. Cable, constructed with aramid strength members and outer PVC jacket with 2.8 mm dia, is buffered with liquid crystal polymer, which has negative thermal expansion coefficient. Thermal stability of propagation time is less than or equal to 5 psec/km/°C over 0 to +35°C range. Read More

Transportation Industry Products, Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Fiber Optic Cable meets ARINC 802 specifications.

April 16, 2010

Incorporating 62.5 micron multimode, graded-index optical fiber, FlightLink(TM) Cable features tight buffer construction that eliminates kinking of loose tube construction. Cable operates from -55 to 125°C and meets or exceeds ARINC 802 specification, including size, weight, smoke, toxicity, and flammability. Suited for pressurized and non-pressurized areas of aircraft, cable can be used for in-flight entertainment systems, in-flight networking systems, and display systems. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Cabling System brings fiber to multi-dwelling units.

March 26, 2010

Designed to replace traditional indoor riser and drop system with exterior solution, EZ-Bend® Bundled MDU Cabling System is made with 5 or 6 EZ-Bend 4.8 mm indoor/outdoor cables stranded around messenger cable, which can be secured to roof or base of building as required by application. EZ-Bend Technology provides less than 0.1 dB per 5 mm radius turn bending loss performance at 1,550 nm using solid glass fiber construction and is splice compatible with typical installed fibers. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Handheld Fusion Splicer integrates active clad alignment system.

March 24, 2010

Designed to endure harsh operating conditions, RoHS-compliant FITEL® S153A has rubber pads for shock/impact resistance and is water/dust resistant to IPX2/IP5X. Protection sleeve shrink time is 25 sec with pre-heating mode, splicing requires 9 sec, and up to 200 splicing cycles can be performed on one charge of 2 built-in rechargeable batteries. Tool can splice telecommunication fibers such as SM/MM as well as bend insensitive fiber and ultra bend insensitive fiber. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Mobile Backhaul System connects fiber to cell site.

March 24, 2010

Suited for service providers upgrading cell sites to fiber-enabled bandwidths required for 4G, LTE, and WiMax applications, FOX(TM) Mobile Backhaul Solution consists of complete optical path from optical ring through to cell site active equipment ports. Lateral cables can be installed using Fortex(TM) DT gel-free cable or pulled through existing conduit using microcables. AllWave® FLEX ZWP Bend optimized fiber, used throughout, enables use of full spectrum of wavelengths. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Fusion Splicer features mirror-free alignment system.

January 21, 2010

Featuring canopy design, metal body frame, and rubber shock absorbers, FITEL® S178 Core-Alignment Fusion Splicer endures harsh environmental conditions. Handheld unit can splice in 7 seconds and heat in 25 seconds. Available for all METRO/LAN/FTTX fibers, S178 utilizes battery system that provides up to 200 splice and heat cycles. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Multimode Fiber provides bend-optimized performance.

January 21, 2010

Designed for data center, high performance computing, and enterprise LAN applications, 50 micron LaserWave® FLEX Fiber offers extremely low bending loss at both 850 and 1,300 nm, including max attenuation of 2.2 dB/km at 850 nm operating window. Because it meets or exceeds requirements of OM4/OM3 standards, fiber supports transmission at 10 Gb/s and future speeds such as 40 and 100 Gb/s. Flex-10® dual-layered acrylate coating system protects against water, temperature, and humidity. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment, Optics & Photonics

HCS-Coated Optical Fiber enables flexible termination.

August 24, 2007

Resistant to moisture and rated to 125°C, 62.5 micron (core) optical fiber with HCS® (Hard Clad Silica) fiber coating is available cabled and pre-terminated or can be field-terminated with ST® and SMA connectors using OFS crimp and cleave process. Fiber, cable, and connector system features 200 micron cladding, withstands environments with high pull forces, and is suited for high-bandwidth (over 200 MHz-km @ 850 nm) communication. Read More

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