Fibres & Cabling

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Zeus touts high-temperature fibre-optic coatings

Zeus, a specialist in high-performance polymer coatings, will showcase its ability to coat fibre-optics with durable high-temperature coatings during the SPIE Photonics West trade show in San Francisco on 10-12 February.

Zeus has developed a process to coat optical fibre with polymers such as PEEK, PFA, ETFE, PVDF and 300°C NeoTem, which enhance the fibres’ ability to withstand harsh temperatures and chemical environments.  These performance coatings also help make the fibre more robust in applications requiring mechanical strength and resistance to radiation or abrasion.

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Fujikura launches 21S compact fusion splicer

Fujikura Europe has launched the 21S, an advanced single-fibre splicer that it claims is the smallest and lightest active V-groove model on the market.

The compact splicer, which has been developed for FTTx, access network, data centre and LAN applications, features a moveable V-groove mechanism for active alignment to improve splicing performance and give consistent splicing results.

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R&M combines platforms for breakout and splice cables

Swiss cabling specialist R&M is putting a new generation of patch boxes for fiber optic networks on the market. With these platforms for 19" racks, you can terminate up to 48 fibers in one unit (1U). For the first time, a common basic model accommodates both breakout cabling and splice cabling. FibereasyRack 2 is the name of the version for breakout cabling. It contains a loose tube tray. The version for splice cabling is called UniRack 2 and contains a removable splice tray plate.

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Fujikura introduces fibre recoater series

CHESINGTON SOUTH, UK: Fujikura is introducing a new series of Fujikura fibre recoaters – the FSR-05, FSR-06 and FSR-07. The recoaters feature easy-to-exchange moulds for common coating sizes including 196 µm, 255 µm, 280 µm, 450 µm, 670 µm and 1,000 µm. All recoaters consist of a programmable resin injection quantity and colored and non-colored fibre recoating capability. The FSR-06 and FSR-07 recoaters include proof testers to test the strength of fibre after recoating. 

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Fujikura CT- 105/106

Fujikura has launched a new line of high precision large diameter fibre (LDF) cleavers designed for fusion splicing and glass processing preparation.

The Fujikura CT- 105/106 are the first devices for Fujikura in the range  to go on sale, and will provide advanced cleaving solutions for end-users in fibrelaser and optical fibre sensor applications  - across the oil and gas, university, R&D, submarine cabling, defence, optical components and medical markets.

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Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance

Analysis and opinion
Analysis and opinion
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Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G

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Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang