Polymicro FBPI Optical Fibre Delivers Industry-First Panoramic Spectrograph and Sensor Analysis
Polymicro Technologies, a subsidiary of Molex Incorporated, has successfully developed a broad spectrum optical fibre with a low -OH pure silica core that demonstrates significantly reduced content of UV defects and other UV absorption centres. Polymicro's proprietary FBPI fibre takes advantage of the benefits and mitigates the limitations of standard optical fibres. Featuring improved transmission properties over a much wider spectral range, the silica-based, broadband FBPI fibre is available in a range of densities and can be produced in core diameters from 50-600 μm.
Assembling and Processing Sapphire Fibres
LASER COMPONENTS has been assembling optical fibres since 1995. Starting immediately, sapphire fibres can also be processed directly using a newly-developed polishing technique.
New Options for Optical Fibre Assemblies
The new fibre cleaver makes it possible to produce highly precise cleaves at the fibre tips – automatically and thus reproducibly. The angle to the optical axis of the fibre can be adjusted between 0° and 15°.
Molex QSFP+ Active Optical Cable achieves aggregated Data Rates up to 56 Gbps over long reaches
Molex announces availability of its QSFP+ low power 56Gbps Fourteen Data Rate Active Optical Cable, which delivers a reliable and less costly solution for aggregated data rates up to 56 Gbps over reaches up to 4km. The QSFP+ 56Gb AOC integrated cable requires less than 1W per cable and provides the flexibility of traditional optical modules by interfacing to systems via a standard MSA QSFP connector.
New Avago Industrial Fiber Receivers Deliver 50 MBaud Links for Power Systems, Smart Grid, and Industrial Automation
Avago Technologies today announced the availability of production volumes of a family of 50MBd - 820nm integrated fiber optic receivers for communication and control networks within power substation, smart grid and industrial automation applications.
Active Optical Cable Family Surpasses Copper, Lowers 10G Link Costs, BoostsHPC/Server Design Integration
Avago Technologies today announced its new Active Optical Cable (AOC) family, high density SFP+ QSFP+, and CXP solutions for high performance computing (HPC) and datacenter applications. These active optical cable assemblies use proprietary technology yielding a lower cost per 10G link than active copper cables. Combined with performance increases, lower weight and easier cable management, they enable a high data throughput interconnects up to 100 meters.
Many fibre optic links have to go through a panel, separating two volumes which need to be hermetically isolated (such as a vacuum, liquid, gas, temperature or radiations etc).
Widely touted as the solution to the physical limitations of copper, using optics for fast communications between chips on a PCB promises to overcome many of copper's limits. Sally Ward-Foxton reports for ES Design Magazine on an important industry-first from Altera: an optically-interconnected FPGA.
Belden Supplies Hirschmann Brand Optical Communications Technology for Herrenknecht Tunnel Boring Machines
Belden Inc supplied optical communications technology from its Hirschmann brand for Herrenknecht tunnel boring machines used to construct the Katzenberg rail tunnel in southern Germany. This tunnel, which is scheduled to go into operation by the end of 2012, will form part of the new high-speed link between Karlsruhe and Basel in Switzerland.
FCI Adds CXP Connection Option to the XLerateT Series of Active Optical Cables to Deliver 12-Channel, 150Gb/s Speed
FCI has developed a CXP-to-CXP 12X connection option to complement its line of XLerateT -12X Series active optical cable assemblies. The twelve-channel cable assemblies support signal transmission rates up to 12.5Gb/s per channel, delivering an aggregate bandwidth of 150Gb/s and a throughput up to 55Gb/s per linear centimeter of panel length.
The US Launch of our NEW pE-100 Fiber illumination product
Come and meet the CoolLED team and see the new products for yourself. We'll be at Neuroscience in New Orleans, 14-17 October. BOOTH 1034
Avago Technologies Announces Enhancements to Versatile Link Plastic Optical Fiber Product Family
Avago Technologies today announced their latest product enhancements to the popular Versatile Link Plastic Optical Fiber product family. This product platform has become a widely adopted solution for industrial communications and control links for industrial applications.
LASER COMPONENTS supply a very wide range of optical fibres for a number of standard and individual custom applications. In this article we focus on our sapphire fibre, which is manufactured according to the Edge-Defined-Film-Technique (EFG), yielding high volume and cost effective optical fibres.
OMC offers complete package of polymer fibre cables, components and assemblies
OMC can now deliver a full range of polymer fibre optic components and assemblies to ensure cost-effective, secure and interference-free data transmission. Ideally applicable in factories, machinery and other industrial applications over distances ranging from a metre to 50 metres, polymer fibre has not found the wide acceptance it might have done due to limited availability of high quality, versatile connectors and a general lack of expertise in assembling the connectors onto polymer fibre. OMC addresses both these challenges with its own extensive component range, a thorough understanding of polymer fibre and a long-established excellence in producing complete data link assemblies.
New Avago Technologies Optical Modules Bridge Compatibility Gap in Data Centers to Increase Bandwidth
Avago Technologies today announced fiber optic module solutions that enable more efficient switching and greater bandwidth in data centers. The new pluggable, parallel optical QSFP+ eSR4 transceiver is the first module that can address both 40 Gigabit (40G) and 10 Gigabit (10G) Ethernet applications with a verified link distance of 400 meters. This gives data center operators the flexibility to reuse the current 10G wired infrastructure when upgrading to 40G, providing a major cost savings. The Avago QSFP+ eSR4 modules integrate four 10G lanes in each direction to increase bandwidth within a line card by more than three times while using 50 percent less power than that of a one-lane SFP+ module.
Fibre Optic Cables with AR Coatings
LASER COMPONENTS has enhanced AR coatings designed for use on optical fibres. With these coatings reflections are reduced by nearly 3% at the glass/air interface. The F&E division has continued to make developments in this area resulting in new standard designs.
Clean Couplers Ensure Optimum Transmission Characteristics
Inexpensive POF Fibres as Bare Fibres or Cables
Polymer optical fibres (POFs) are used in applications such as illumination, sensor technology, and data transmission. Price pressure in POF applications is constantly on the rise. LASER COMPONENTS has responded to this trend by offering a new POF at low cost.
Fibre-optics overcome the challenges of video and AV switching integration
For systems integrators, installers and end users in the pro-AV, broadcasting and digital signage markets, the integration of digital video, analogue video and peripheral signals into a configurable single platform that is easy to use, simple to scale and supports high-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) can present demanding challenges.
AFL Launches OFI-400HP for High Power Optical Networks
AFL is introducing the NOYES OFI-400HP, an Optical Fiber Identifier designed to simplify installation, maintenance, rerouting or restoration tasks in high power optical networks. The OFI-400HP includes traffic and tone detection and low insertion loss that permits technicians to positively identify fibers without disrupting services. It also incorporates an optical power meter designed for use where power levels up to +33 dBm are present. Whenever power levels above +23 dBm are detected, the OFI-400HP warns users of the potential eye hazard and fiber damage associated with disconnecting, cutting or breaking the optical circuit.
Newport Introduces 1830-R Optical Power Meter
Newport Corporation announces the 1830-R Optical Power Meter. A newly designed optical meter, the 1830-R provides a 'drop-in' replacement for Newport's legacy 1830-C Power Meter which has been widely used in fiber optic component production and testing.
Fujikura Europe launches revolutionary new series of speciality fusion splicers
Fujikura Europe has launched a new series of fusion splicer, the FSM-100M and FSM-100P, set to dramatically improve the capabilities of engineers in factories and laboratories. The new equipment has a patented split v-groove clamping system, is capable of plasma zone fibre positioning and has short cleave length capability.
Damage Resistance of FiberTech Fibers for High Power Laser Applications
In cooperation with the BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in Berlin, FiberTech optical fibres were characterized with respect to their damage resistance against high-power laser radiation.
Gennum Enables Next Generation Storage and Data Communication Networks with Industry’s First Integrated Chipset for 16G Fibre Channel
Gennum Corporation has expanded its portfolio by launching into mass production the industry's first 16G Fibre Channel module chipset which is also compatible with existing Fibre Channel applications, including 4-8G Fibre Channel and 10G Fibre Channel over Ethernet.
Handheld Fiber Optic OTDR
GAO Fiber Optics has launched the innovative handheld fiber optic OTDR for telecommunication networks. With the unique hot key design, this handheld fiber optic OTDR is convenient and quick to conduct, review and analyze test results.
New Avago Technologies Transceiver Delivers Fast Ethernet Communication over Robust Plastic Optical Fiber Connectors
Small-Footprint Device Offers Reliable Data Transmission at up to 100 Mbps for Industrial Automation and Renewable Energy Applications
Optical Cable Corporation Introduces Tamper-Resistant LC Fiber Optic Connector
Optical Cable Corporation, in partnership with Centric Solutions, introduces a new LC fiber optic connector designed to provide an extra layer of security to network ports through a unique lock-and-key style solution.
Avago Technologies and PLX Team-Up to Prove PCI Express Over Fiber Optics at 64Gbps
Avago Technologies and PLX Technology, Inc. haveannounced a collaboration using optics to demonstrate PCI Express® (PCIe®) extending beyond its dominant role within the box to a cabled box-to-box solution
16 Ports Economical Media Converter Frame
GAO Fiber Optics has announced the release of its 16 port media converter frame which should be worked together with network management cards. It features high reliability, efficiency, ease of operation, easy maintenance and economical centre of optical networking solutions for network systems.
High-power Fiber-optical Cables with and without AR Coatings
The low-loss transmission of optical power is necessary in many applications, for example in medical technology, material processing, laser marking, and in pump fibers for lasers.
Optical Cable Corporation Introduces IRIS Breakaway Fiber Optic Inter-Connect System
Optical Cable Corporation (OCC) has introduced the IRIS (Intelligent Release Interconnect System), the first "failsafe" breakaway fiber optic cable connector designed to minimize damage to the installed fiber plant in a traffic light control enclosure in the event of vehicular impact or natural disaster. Likewise, IRIS can protect vulnerable nodes within cabinet housings for traffic communications networks that support message boards, traffic sensors, and TV observation cameras.
Fiber Optic Ethernet Card
GAO Fiber Optics has launched its fiber optic Ethernet card which is designed to operate at 100 Mbps and uses 32 bit PCI local bus-master for high throughput and low processor utilization. The card is suitable for use in applications where the access to information point distance is over 100 m.
Avago Technologies Unveils Market's First Optical Transceiver Platform with 14-Gbps per Lane Performance
New 16 Gigabit Fibre Channel SFP+ and Four-Channel QSFP+ Modules Increase Throughput and Port-Density in Storage and Networking Applications
Asphere and Freeform Measurement 101
The precision optics industry is gradually moving toward increasingly complex optical designs.
OptiPro Systems Announces New Machine Line for 5 to 80 mm Optics
Suited for low, medium, and high volume production of precision optics, PRO 80 Series includes PRO 80G Grinder or GTS with twin-spindle option, PRO 80P spherical polisher, and PRO 80UFF Ultraform Finishing machine for aspheres. Systems are designed with vibration isolated granite core for thermal stability and part-to-part accuracy. Measuring 39.4 x 59.1 x 82.2 in., PRO 80 Series comes equipped with Fagor 8070 CNC machine control with LCD touchscreen monitor.
Draka bend-insensitive technology is now a standard for all multimode fiber cabling solutions
As from April all Draka UC-brand multimode cables for LAN and data centers are replaced by bend-insensitive fiber optics at no additional cost to customers.
Durable Single Fiber Fusion Splicer
GAO Fiber Optics is offering its single fiber fusion splicer. The durable single fiber fusion splicer is used to splice dispersion shifted, non-zero dispersion shifted, and erbium doped fibers.
Easy-to-use Optical Light Source
GAO Fiber Optics has released this rugged, easy-to-use optical light source, which is ideal for maintenance in telecommunications, CATV systems, fiber optic lab testing and for other fiber optic measurements.
SIL/SHE Safety Critical Alarm Monitoring over Fibre
Omniflex can provide complete sitewide alarm management system in accordance to the requirements of IEC61508 and EEMUA 191 standards. These systems include the conditioning of the front end process signal through SIL rated Trip amplifiers and transmit these alarms over copper cable or via SIL2 rated Fibre optic Transmitters/Receivers (where Fibre optic cable is used) into SIL rated Alarm Annunciators and Sub 1 millisecond Sequence of Event Recorders.
All-Digital Fiber Optic Video Transceiver Module
GAO Fiber Optics recommends its all-digital fiber optic digital video transceiver module which is designed to support simultaneous transmission of four-way video and one-way return data over one optical fiber. This digital transceiver is compatible with NTSC, PAL and SECAM video formats and is available in either stand-alone or rack mount card versions. Its hot-plugging design and wide dynamic range provide great convenience for installation, maintenance and operation.
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