Fibre Systems Autumn 2019

Clean as a whistle

Ed Forrest looks at the impact of primary and secondary contamination on fibre optic connection surfaces

Fibre optic cleaning techniques are based on the removal of types of dust or oily matter. Single soils are relatively easy to remove compared with ‘combination soils’ that might be dust, combined with human body oil or hand lotion. 

Have your say

Fibre Systems speaks to a lead design engineer and a fibre planner to find out about the day-to-day challenges they face on the front line

Making a deep impact

Keely Portway looks at the latest developments in submarine networks, and the issues and trends shaping the market

Pumping up the PIC volume

There are many challenges to overcome to provide quick and efficient characterisation of photonic integrated circuits, finds Andy Extance

Around the bend

Keely Portway takes a look at the next generation of bend-improved fibres, and how they can be best used to future-proof networks

Quality Control

Creating an invisible network is the next step in connectivity, so it is important to put quality, rather than speed at the heart of broadband experience, says Robin Mersh

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