White Papers

This Stream includes all of our White Papers Flipbooks

  • AFL Compounds - Applications in Transmission Compression Accessories

    AFL Compounds - Applications in Transmission Compression Accessories

    This white paper details AFL compounds for applications in transmission compression accessories for standard operating temperatures and for elevated operating temperatures.

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  • [White Paper] Advantages of AFL TAPLINK® Wedge Connectors

    [White Paper] Advantages of AFL TAPLINK® Wedge Connectors

    This white paper covers three distinct advantages of using AFL's TAPLINK wedge connectors when compared to alternate connectors.

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  • Core Alignment for Large Mode Area Fibers

    Core Alignment for Large Mode Area Fibers

    This white paper explains the different algorithms for LMA fiber core alignment and the different verification methods of core offset at the splice point for different LMA fibers.

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  • Webinar Executive Summary: Be Ready For Modern Network Builds

    Webinar Executive Summary: Be Ready For Modern Network Builds

    Executive Summary from a series of AFL webinars that discusses the advantages of a ribbon architecture.

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  • Executive Summary: Be Ready for Modern Network Builds with Ribbon

    Executive Summary: Be Ready for Modern Network Builds with Ribbon

    Executive Summary from a series of AFL webinars that discusses the advantages of a ribbon architecture.

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  • SOLO HD™ Single-Die High-Temperature Compression System

    SOLO HD™ Single-Die High-Temperature Compression System

    Read this white paper to learn how the new ANSI-qualified AFL SOLO HD compression system utilizes a specialized core grip to eliminate speculation from the compression process and more.

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  • 500°C-Rated Optical Fibers for High Temperature Applications

    500°C-Rated Optical Fibers for High Temperature Applications

    White paper will show how a metal-coated fiber is capable of withstanding temperatures up to 500°C.

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  • Anti-Rotational Device Explanation and Common Objections

    Anti-Rotational Device Explanation and Common Objections

    A white paper discusses using Anti-rotational devices (ARD) in optical ground wire (OPGW) installations.

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  • Single-Jacket vs. Double-Jacket ADSS Fiber Optic Cable

    Single-Jacket vs. Double-Jacket ADSS Fiber Optic Cable

    The white paper explores the advantages and typical applications of single-jacket and double-jacket ADSS cable designs.

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  • Advantages of 24-Fiber Buffer Tubes

    Advantages of 24-Fiber Buffer Tubes

    Increasing the fiber count in each individual buffer tube to 24 fibers reduces the size, weight, and cost of the ADSS cable.

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  • Splicing Efficiency Improvements in Ultra-High Density Fiber Optic Cable

    Splicing Efficiency Improvements in Ultra-High Density Fiber Optic Cable

    AFL investigates and documents each aspect of the cable joining and the ribbon fiber splicing process of ultra-high density fiber optic cable in data center applications and new access networks.

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  • Splicer Alignment Technologies - The Technical and Data-Driven Differentiators

    Splicer Alignment Technologies - The Technical and Data-Driven Differentiators

    This white paper aims to educate the industry on the different splicer technologies, using technical and data differentiators as opposed to marketing verbiage.

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  • Estudio de costos de empalmes Bluetooth

    Estudio de costos de empalmes Bluetooth

    En el mundo de las empalmadoras, Fujikura fue el primero en utilizar tecnología de Bluetooth en una manera que se traduce en verdaderos ahorros monetarios.

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  • OPGW and OHGW Bonding Assembly Selection

    OPGW and OHGW Bonding Assembly Selection

    Selecting the best bonding assembly configuration is dependent on proximity from the termination or suspension hardware to the support structure, terrain and wind conditions and tower hardware.

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  • White Paper: Splice Loss Estimation with the Fujikura 41S Fusion Splicer

    White Paper: Splice Loss Estimation with the Fujikura 41S Fusion Splicer

    This white paper will introduce the larger categories of splice loss estimation methods and applications to better explain in context how the Fujikura's 41S splicer estimation technique performs.

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  • Optical Fiber and the Future Electric Utility

    Optical Fiber and the Future Electric Utility

    This white paper explores the options electric utilities have to bring fiber deeper into their networks and AFL's FOLLOW THE POWER® approach.

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  • Bluetooth Splicing Cost Study

    Bluetooth Splicing Cost Study

    Cost study: Compared to a traditional splicer-cleaver combination, a Bluetooth-enabled splicer/cleaver combination produce a 76% cost of ownership reduction and weeks of time reclaimed.

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  • Beyond 300°C: Reliable Long-Term Measurement of Temperature for Supercritical Geothermal Systems

    Beyond 300°C: Reliable Long-Term Measurement of Temperature for Supercritical Geothermal Systems

    Demonstration of low attenuation metal-coated optical fiber and cable capable of withstanding temperatures up to 500°C. Performance will be validated by using a DTS instrument to measure temperature.

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  • ADSS Advantages Over Strand and Lash Fiber Cables in Aerial Electric Utility Applications

    ADSS Advantages Over Strand and Lash Fiber Cables in Aerial Electric Utility Applications

    This paper will further explore some of the advantages of using ADSS cable as opposed to a strand and lash fiber cable for aerial electric utility applications.

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  • New Approach for High Reliability, Low Loss Splicing between Silica and ZBLAN Fibers

    New Approach for High Reliability, Low Loss Splicing between Silica and ZBLAN Fibers

    This paper presents results obtained by using the high thermal expansion coefficient of the ZBLAN fiber to encapsulate a smaller SiO2 fiber.

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