Data Center

  • Fast MPO Connector Inspection in the Data Center

    Fast MPO Connector Inspection in the Data Center

    Fast multifiber connector inspection using new tools is now feasible even for hyperscale data center operators, with compelling operation expense reduction.

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  • Data Center Cleaning & Inspection Best Practices

    Data Center Cleaning & Inspection Best Practices

    A one micron diameter speck of dust obscures 1% of a 10 micron fiber endface, resulting in about 0.06 dB of additional optical return loss.

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  • TruEvent® OTDR Event Analysis

    TruEvent® OTDR Event Analysis

    TruEvent helps AFL OTDR provide users with highly accurate and reliable automated event tables.

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  • FASTConnect® or FUSEConnect®—Which Should You Choose?

    FASTConnect® or FUSEConnect®—Which Should You Choose?

    Field-installable connectors provide a convenient method for terminating fiber optic cable at remote job site locations.

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  • Evolution of Micro Cables

    Evolution of Micro Cables

    This paper will review the evolution of, and assess the performance of micro-cables, and look ahead to future designs.

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  • eABF®—The New Approach to Enterprise Fiber Optic Cabling

    eABF®—The New Approach to Enterprise Fiber Optic Cabling

    The new technology, eABF Enterprise Blown Fiber, is revolutionary in its design approach and offers the network cabling system engineer a highly scalable, flexible and smart solution.

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  • Fujikura 70S+ Fusion Splicer from AFL2:27

    Fujikura 70S+ Fusion Splicer from AFL

    Fujikura 70S+ Fusion Splicer sets the new standard for splicers. Learn more: http://bit.ly/70S-Splicer

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  • Splicing AFL's Wrapping Tube Cable (WTC) with SpiderWeb Ribbon® (SWR)11:18

    Splicing AFL's Wrapping Tube Cable (WTC) with SpiderWeb Ribbon® (SWR)

    Instructions for splicing AFL's Wrapping Tube Cable with SpiderWeb Ribbon using a Fujikura 70R Fusion Splicer. Learn more on our website: http://bit.ly/wtc-swr

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  • AFL Introduces Ultra HD MicroCore with SpiderWeb Ribbon®

    AFL Introduces Ultra HD MicroCore with SpiderWeb Ribbon®

    The Ultra HD MicroCore with SpiderWeb Ribbon® cable supports high fiber density deployments in data center and central office installation environments.

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  • AFL Launches Flame-Retardant Riser-Rated Wrapping Tube Cable

    AFL Launches Flame-Retardant Riser-Rated Wrapping Tube Cable

    The FR-WTC-SWR product is a high-density fiber optic ribbon cable intended for inside plant and certain indoor/outdoor network applications where a NFPA NEC riser rating is required.

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  • The Path to 100G Single Lambda in the Data Center - Part 1

    The Path to 100G Single Lambda in the Data Center - Part 1

    It is pretty widely acknowledged that 2016/2017 is prime time for 100 Gbps short reach optical links in the data center, interconnecting servers and switches.

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  • The Path to 100G Single Lambda in the Data Center - Part 2

    The Path to 100G Single Lambda in the Data Center - Part 2

    In end-to-end 25G single lambda signal chains, the electrical SerDes rate in the chip-to-module interface between the switch ASIC and the pluggable transceiver also runs at 25 Gbps

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  • The Path to 100G Single Lambda in the Data Center - Part 3

    The Path to 100G Single Lambda in the Data Center - Part 3

    The technical and commercial dynamics that will lead the semiconductor and electro-optical components industries to enable ubiquitous 100G single lambda system designs over the next several years.

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  • The Path to 100G Single Lambda in the Data Center - Part 4

    The Path to 100G Single Lambda in the Data Center - Part 4

    This is part four on the technical and business trends driving the path to 100G single lambda in the data center.

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  • The Path to 100G Single Lambda in the Data Center - Part 5

    The Path to 100G Single Lambda in the Data Center - Part 5

    There has been great deal of activity in the electro-optic component and subsystem segments relating to this next generation leap forward – turns out that 100G single lambda is a super-hot topic

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  • The Path to 100G Single Lambda in the Data Center - Part 6

    The Path to 100G Single Lambda in the Data Center - Part 6

    Recent significant key photonic component and technology announcements in three categories: electrical interface standards and switch ASICs; PAM4 DSPs; and PAM4 electro-optic (EO) modulation component

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  • Air jetting the reinvention of the colocation data center

    Air jetting the reinvention of the colocation data center

    Forsythe Data Center used air-jetted fiber infrastructure system innovated by Dura-Line and AFL to achieve its mission of reinventing the typical data center colocation business and technology models.

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  • Wrapping Tube Cable powered by SpiderWeb Ribbon® Technology1:17

    Wrapping Tube Cable powered by SpiderWeb Ribbon® Technology

    AFL is setting the standard for high-density fiber optic cable. Introducing Wrapping Tube Cable (WTC) powered by SpiderWeb Ribbon® (SWR) Technology. Learn more on our website: http://bit.ly/wtc-swr

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  • Delivering end-to-end fiber optic solutions for enterprise networks1:32

    Delivering end-to-end fiber optic solutions for enterprise networks

    From Enterprise and Colocation Data Centers, to Campus Local Area Networks, to Wide Area Networks, we work closely with our customers to design, build, and manage successful AFL solutions.

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  • 5 Best Practices for Certifying Next Generation Networks: Encircled Flux

    Encircled flux is the method of distributing power among the modes of the fiber by controlling the launch spot size and angular distribution.

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