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What is fiber optics?
Fiber optics refer to any filament that is made of dielectric materials, which guides light, whether or not it is used to transmit signals.
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2006-05-22 Asia gears up for fiber-based broadband tech
To meet the rapidly growing demand for triple play access, the broadband industry is looking at PON as the next logical step, and major industry player PMC-Sierra is taking the ballgame to Asia.
2002-06-28 Aquentium bares intent to acquire Fast-Fiber
Aquentium Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire Canada-based Fast-Fiber Inc., a designer and developer of fiber-optic devices for both sensor and comms applications.
2004-02-12 Alcatel, Draka to combine fiber-optic cable businesses
Alcatel and Draka have announced their intention to combine their global optical fiber and communication cable businesses into a jointly owned company
2002-06-19 AGLN selects Alcatel fiber-optic cables for metro infrastructures
AGL Networks has selected Alcatel's fiber-optic cables and complementary optical fiber connectivity solutions, the Enhanced-Single Mode Fiber, for deployment in its network in southeastern U.S.
2002-01-08 Agilent VCO chips suit 40Gbps fiber-optic systems
The company has introduced a family of surface-mount voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs) targeted at next-generation high-speed 40Gbps fiber-optic communications systems.
2003-05-29 Agilent presents hot-pluggable SFP fiber-optic transceivers
Agilent Technologies Inc. has presented two small form factor pluggable (SFP) fiber optic transceiver modules that are "hot-pluggable," and operate at 3.3V 10 percent.
2002-05-31 Agilent fiber-optic transceivers feature de-latch mechanism
Designed for use in Fibre Channel SANs, the HFBR-570AL and HFBR-520ALP SFP fiber-optic transceivers include a de-latch mechanism that eases the unplugging of the devices in high-density applications.
2003-06-06 Agilent announces first compact remote fiber test unit
Agilent Technologies has released the accessFIBER 53000 series, which it claims to be the industry's first compact remote fiber test unit
2004-06-07 AFOP fiber-optic amps operate to 1,560nm
The FTTP series of fiber-optic amplifiers from Alliance Fiber Optics Product features a pass wavelength range of up to 1,560nm.
2002-12-27 Aeroflex terminates fiber-optic modulator operation
Aeroflex Inc. has announced that they will discontinue manufacturing their fiber-optic lithium niobate modulator devices.
2004-06-29 Advanced Tech fiber-optic adapters have 2dB insertion loss
The JSAMTRJ fiber-optic MTRJ adapters from Advanced Tech feature an insertion loss and repeatability of 0.2dB.
2002-01-22 ADI laser diode driver features dual-loop control for fiber-optic apps
The ADN2843 is a 10.7Gbps laser diode driver with dual-loop control for average power and extinction ratio.
2002-06-11 ADI electro-optical interface ICs fit for fiber
Analog Devices Inc. has introduced three electro-optical interface ICs for use in fiber-optic metro and access networks.
2004-02-06 Acterna software provides accurate fiber routing
Acterna has announced that fiber network operators now have a network management solution that makes it easy to retrieve, cross-reference and share information among multiple users
2005-05-05 Acksys' new serial to fiber optic converter allows easy setup
The RD320-OF serial RS232/422/485 to single mode fiber optic media converter from Acksys allows to easily and quickly connect industrial serial links to the long distance optic fiber network.
2003-12-22 A Thermoelectric Cooler Temperature Controller for Fiber Optic Lasers
This application note discusses the specifics of a thermoelectric cooler temperature controller for fiber optic lasers.
2003-03-10 5100-Series IF-Band Fiber-Optic Links Perinstallation Guide
This application note discusses the configuration and installation of the 5100-series fiber-optic links.
2001-04-11 50Mbps fiber-optic receivers
This application note describes the use of four Philips Semiconductors devices (NE5211, NE5214, NE5210 and NE5217) specifically designed for use as fiber-optic receiver components.
2003-05-12 1Gb/s Fiber Optic Transmitter Design using Xicor Digitally Controlled Potentiometers (XDCPs)
This application note illustrates the use of a Xicor XDCP in the design of a switching power supply.
2000-02-20 155 Mb/s Fiber Optic "Light to Logic" Receivers for OC3/STM1
This application note details the operation and usage of the RCV1551 and RGR1551 Light to Logic SONET/SDH modules. Both models are 155Mbps, multi-sourced, SONET/SDH modules, capable of operating in a temperature range of -40C to 85C.
2008-04-23 150Mbit/s fiber optic transceiver supports MOST Rev 3.0
Melexis has developed the MLX75605, a single-package solution for a 150Mbit/s fiber optic transceiver dedicated to MOST Rev. 3.0 enabling access to the newly defined MOST150 PHY.
2002-03-14 $725M fund for Dongbu fiber-optic development projects bared
The Administration Committee of the Wuhan Donghu Hi-tech Development Zone has disclosed plans to invest $725 million to boost the development of fiber-optic cables, optic communication systems and equipment, and laser equipment.
2012-01-16 zSFP+ connector geared for 25Gb/s Ethernet
The 20-circuit connectors support 10Gb/s Ethernet and 16Gb/s fiber channel applications
2003-07-04 Zarlink transceiver consumes 25 percent less power
Zarlink Semiconductor has expanded its portfolio of parallel fiber optic modules with the launch of the 4-channel pluggable fiber optic transceiver.
2003-11-07 Year Round SC/SC adapter suits WLAN apps
Designed for wireless LAN (WLAN) applications, the SC-547 SC/SC adapter from Year Round Technology Corp. features a ceramic sleeve, zirconia ferrules, PBT and PVC receptacle, and PBP dust cap.
2003-11-14 Year Round connectors feature 1.5mm amplitude
The STP-9 one-piece ST fiber-optic connector from Year Round Technology Corp. is available in single-mode and multimode, including high-bandwidth multimode.
2011-05-10 World's first directionless, colorless WSON app implemented
Huawei and Superonline claim they have successfully implemented the world's first commercial directionless and colorless WSON application in Istanbul.
2000-04-01 Workstation Multimedia Outlet (WMO)
This application note describes the company's Workstation Multimedia Outlet (WMO) and its basic system functions in networking applications.
2002-02-14 Well Genius to build production plant in China
Hong Kong fiber-optic cable company Well Genius Technology Ltd plans to double its production capacity by building a plant in Nanjing, China. The products will be used in trucking networks.
2002-03-26 Wavesplitter PBC passes Telcordia endurance tests
Wavesplitter has announced the addition of micro-optic polarization beam combiners (PBC) into its amplifier component product family
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