Fiber Optic Center

Experts from Fiber Optic Center (booth 3309) will be performing demonstrations at OFC 2017 at the ‘FOC Cleaving Station’, with three key pieces of equipment: Phenix Fibersect mechanical connector cleaver, Cometx laser cleaving system, and OptiSaber MT laser cleaver. Appointments can be made via Kathleen Skelton, and walk-ups are welcomed to see both demos and booth presentations on ‘Termination Process, Connectors and Cleaving’. Processes to be presented will include end face quality reworks, core cracks, chip out elimination, increasing production yield on multi-fibre (MTP/MPO) applications, portability on the production floor, minimising polishing, eliminating manual cleaving and denubbing steps.

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Systems vendors are using intelligent software to squeeze more performance from optical networks. Pauline Rigby reports on developments at OFC 2017