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2014-03-11 08:35:57

New Fiber Increases Capacity and Enables More Cost Effective, Coherent, Long Haul Networks SAN FRANCISCO, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OFC/ NFOEC 2014, Booth 4153 -- OFS, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative fiber optic network products, has introduced TeraWave(TM) fiber, an improved ITU-T G.654B large area single-mode fiber designed for 100 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s coherent transport and beyond in terrestrial long haul systems. TeraWave(TM) fiber enables higher...

2014-03-06 08:33:52

Increased Reach and Distance to Benefit Mega Data Centers SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OFC/ NFOEC 2014, Booth 4153 - Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. has developed a vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) that operates at 25 Gbps and realized transmission of up to 500 meters over prototype multimode fibers developed by OFS and Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW). "This is a significant accomplishment for data communications as both longer reaches and higher speeds...

2014-02-04 04:21:08

BRONDBY, Denmark, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OFS, a leading designer of optical fibers, cables, and connectivity solutions, has joined EU-funded research project MERLIN (Multi-gigabit, Energy-efficient, Ruggedized Lightwave Engines for advanced on-board digital processors) for the development of transceivers for telecommunications satellites. MERLIN's objective is to develop new space photonics hardware for enabling Terabit optical connectivity within next-generation of high...

2014-02-03 08:31:59

SOMERSET, N.J., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OFS, a leading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of innovative fiber laser components, today announced the launch of its new TrueLase(TM) Double Clad Optical Fibers for high power fiber laser applications. These new OFS fibers are TrueLase Ytterbium Doped Cladding Pumped Fiber (Yb 20/400 LMA DCF) and TrueLase Passive Double Clad fiber (20/400 LMA DCF), both of which are matched for splice optimization and laser cavity efficiency....

2014-02-03 08:31:53

SOMERSET, N.J., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OFS, a leading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of innovative fiber laser components, today announced the launch of its new 1 Kilowatt TrueMode(TM) Fiber Laser Cavity. This laser cavity is a complete package with matched components that deliver 1 kilowatt of true single-mode output. Its breakthrough core architecture and fiber design extends the power capacity delivered per module. This enables customers to simplify their multi-kW...

2014-01-29 12:27:54

AVON, Conn., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OFS, a leading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of innovative fiber optic products will present three well-timed papers on imaging, sensing, and the effects of sterilization. Each paper will be presented on Saturday, February 1(st), at SPIE's BiOS Conference located at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. The papers are entitled "Effects of sterilization on optical and mechanical reliability of specialty optical fibers and...

2013-09-30 08:33:37

Identifies signal on bend-insensitive fiber TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 2013 FTTH Conference & Expo, Booth 703 -- OFS, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative fiber optic network products, has introduced the Furukawa Electric FITEL® Right-Bend(TM) Fiber Identifier. The FITEL Right-Bend Fiber Identifier is a rugged, user-friendly tool that identifies bend insensitive optical fibers by using local detection technology to detect the optical...

2013-09-23 08:32:59

LONDON, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ECOC 2013, Booth #525 - Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. has developed a micro Integratable Tunable Laser Assembly (ITLA), a key component in ultrahigh-speed optical digital coherent transmission devices operating at 400 gigabits per second (400Gbps). This transmission device is now being introduced globally with an initial sampling and full production planned in the near future. The new micro ITLA product will be exhibited at the European Conference...

2013-09-16 08:31:48

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BICSI Fall Conference, Booth 306 -- OFS, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative fiber optic network products, today announced it has improved several important optical and geometry specifications for its line of 50 micron multimode fibers including LaserWave® FLEX bend-optimized fiber. The new, tighter specifications can reduce connector loss and improve link system performance in cabled fiber for demanding data center...

2013-08-27 08:30:26

OFS offering includes 5 mm bend radius fiber and the world's first solid 2.5 mm bend radius fiber NORCROSS, Ga., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OFS, a leading designer of optical fibers, cables, and connectivity solutions, has upgraded its single-mode bend-optimized fiber line with two new offerings, available to the market today, responding to customer needs for tighter bends to extend fiber into buildings and living units. OFS' new AllWave® FLEX Max Fiber provides less than 0.10...