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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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  • High Efficiency Pump Combiner

    High Efficiency Pump Combiner

    In this paper we present an all fiber end pumped 7x1 pump combiner fabricated by CO2 laser splicing system.

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  • Fiber Cladding Mode Stripper

    Fiber Cladding Mode Stripper

    Presented and characterized are an optimized cladding mode stripper design that increases the cladding light loss with a minimal device length and manufacturing time.

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  • Ball Shaped End Caps

    Ball Shaped End Caps

    In this paper, general ball shaped end-caps are studied and illustrated. Different ball shaped end-caps were tested and measured for a variety of applications.

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  • Annular Heating of Optical Fiber with a CO2 Laser Using Reflective Axicon Elements

    Annular Heating of Optical Fiber with a CO2 Laser Using Reflective Axicon Elements

    By offsetting the light structure, precise localized zone heating and annealing of specific areas at a fiber’s surface can be achieved as well.

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  • DWDM Expansion over CWDM

    DWDM Expansion over CWDM

    DWDM allows you to add additional capacity without replacing your existing CWDM infrastructure and with minimal—if any—service interruption.

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  • New Ultra-Density Fiber Cable Technology for FTTx and Access Markets Using New SpiderWeb Ribbon®

    New Ultra-Density Fiber Cable Technology for FTTx and Access Markets Using New SpiderWeb Ribbon®

    The new ultra-density fiber optic cable technology, called Wrapping Tube Cable (WTC), utilizes a new optical fiber ribbon arrangement technology called SpiderWeb Ribbon (SWR®).

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  • Leveraging ADSS Cable Technology in Utility FTTx Networks

    Leveraging ADSS Cable Technology in Utility FTTx Networks

    Alternate cable stub options and how they could be used to lower overall FTTx deployment costs to provide rural Americans with access to reliable, high-bandwidth internet.

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  • Fourier Analysis Method for Asymmetric Polarization-Maintaining Fiber Alignment

    Fourier Analysis Method for Asymmetric Polarization-Maintaining Fiber Alignment

    The new method for alignment of asymmetric polarization-maintaining (PM) fibers improves alignment accuracy for PM fibers with asymmetric stress applying parts.

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  • New Designs Increase Functionality of Specialty Fiber

    New Designs Increase Functionality of Specialty Fiber

    Advanced fiber designs will further improve component performance, enhance reliability, simplify manufacturing processes and reduce material costs.

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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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  • Meeting the Unique Test Challenges of FTTx Deployment

    Meeting the Unique Test Challenges of FTTx Deployment

    FTTx PONs present unique installation and maintenance troubleshooting challenges.

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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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  • Stripping Optical Fibers Utilizing the Fujikura Polyimide Coating Stripper (PCS-100)

    Stripping Optical Fibers Utilizing the Fujikura Polyimide Coating Stripper (PCS-100)

    The recently released Fujikura PCS-100 is a novel stripping tool for removing polyimide coating from optical fibers.

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  • Fiber Connector Inspection -- Why It Matters and How It Works

    Fiber Connector Inspection -- Why It Matters and How It Works

    Your network is important. Making sure your connector is cleaned and inspected can prevent the need for costly maintenance in the future.

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  • Interrelation Profile Analysis Method for Alignment of Polarization-Maintaining Fiber

    Interrelation Profile Analysis Method for Alignment of Polarization-Maintaining Fiber

    A new method for alignment of polarization-maintaining (PM) fibers has been developed that solves alignment problems with low-contrast PM fibers.

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  • Heating Power Feedback Control for CO2 Laser Fusion Splicers

    Heating Power Feedback Control for CO2 Laser Fusion Splicers

    A novel feedback control method has been developed for an automated splicer using a CO2 laser as the heating element.

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  • Arc Power Calibration for Fusion Splicing Optical Fibers with Variety Diameters

    Arc Power Calibration for Fusion Splicing Optical Fibers with Variety Diameters

    A novel arc calibration method has been developed for fusion splicing optical fibers with a large variety of glass diameters.

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  • Automated Alignment and Splicing for Multi-Core Fibers

    Automated Alignment and Splicing for Multi-Core Fibers

    A novel method for aligning multi-core fibers (MCF) provides a systematic approach for MCF splicing in the lab, in cable factories, and in the field.

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  • Optic Lenses Manufactured on Fiber Ends

    Optic Lenses Manufactured on Fiber Ends

    By using CO2 laser fusion technology, many components with extreme geometries and critical requirements, which were very hard to make in the past, can now be easily manufactured.

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