Fibre Optics

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Optical fibres offer alternative way to 3D print microstructures

Optical fibres offer alternative way to 3D print microstructures
For the first time, researchers have shown that an optical fibre as thin as a human hair can be used to create microscopic structures with laser-based 3D printing. The innovative approach might one day be used with an endoscope to fabricate tiny biocompatible structures directly into tissue inside the body. This capability could enable new ways to repair tissue damage.
18th January 2018

Fibre optic electronic packaging gets ruggedised

Fibre optic electronic packaging gets ruggedised
Connectivity and sensor company, TE Connectivity (TE), has released its newly developed optical flex circuit cable assemblies. These compact, robust fibre optic circuits offer a multifibre management solution for high-speed electronic packaging. Fully customisable for both card-to-card and backplane applications, TE’s new optical flex circuits are ruggedised for the harsh environments of aerospace, commercial and military aircraft, and defense systems.
3rd January 2018

High bandwidth optical connectors simplify panel design

High bandwidth optical connectors simplify panel design
  A range of optical connectors are manufactured by Cliff Electronics which are suitable for high quality audio systems, broadcast, AV installations, home theatre, automation, instrumentation, data and IT connectivity, medical equipment instrumentation, industrial control and data acquisition and other high bandwidth signal connections.
5th December 2017


Keyed fibre optic system eliminates rotational variation

Keyed fibre optic system eliminates rotational variation
Specialist optoelectronics manufacturer, OMC, has launched a new, Keyed SMA (KSMA) connector and diode receptacle system for its range of fibre optic transmitters and receivers which offers the rotational consistency of a keyed connector alongside the security and reliability for which the SMA connector is renowned. The KSMA fibre optic connector system combines a new connector and diode housing design.
6th November 2017

Expanding outside broadcast horizons

Expanding outside broadcast horizons
As the demand for high-definition broadcasting signal transmissions has increased and the transition to DTV/HDTV has been fully realised, the role of fibre optics as the signal transmission medium continues to grow. Fibre-optic infrastructures offer the advantage of higher bandwidth, optical signal clarity and more reliable real-time transmissions, enabling providers to service even more applications for emerging technologies such as 4K and 8K UHDTV, IPTV and multi-channel audio.
23rd October 2017

Optical fibres help build a ‘billion sensors’ earthquake observatory

Optical fibres help build a ‘billion sensors’ earthquake observatory
Thousands of miles of buried optical fibres crisscross California’s San Francisco Bay Area delivering high-speed internet and HD video to homes and businesses. Biondo Biondi, a professor of geophysics at Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, dreams of turning that dense network into an inexpensive “billion sensors” observatory for continuously monitoring and studying earthquakes.
20th October 2017

Could fibre optics be the way forward to detect faults on railways?

Could fibre optics be the way forward to detect faults on railways?
  Fibre optic cables could make a major contribution to the safety and maintenance of railways. Installed alongside the tracks, they are capable of detecting a huge range of soundwaves that might signify the early emergence of problems, such as damage to the rails.
19th September 2017

Active cooling of optical transceivers

Tier 1 OEM’s in telecom infrastructure market are designing the next standard for telecommunications, 5G. It will provide faster data transmission speeds than current LTE (4G) systems, approaching broadband speeds achieved with landlines.
14th September 2017

Nanoscale imaging probe printed onto tip of optical fibre

Nanoscale imaging probe printed onto tip of optical fibre
Combining speed with incredible precision, a team of researchers has developed a way to print a nanoscale imaging probe onto the tip of a glass fibre as thin as a human hair, accelerating the production of the promising new device from several per month to several per day. The high-throughput fabrication technique opens the door for the widespread adoption of this and other nano-optical structures, which squeeze and manipulate light in ways that are unachievable by conventional optics.
10th May 2017

Nextrom's specialty fibre preform technology

Nextrom's specialty fibre preform technology
  The OFC 12 MCVD/FCVD Deposition System is a very flexible and customisable solution for small-scale specialty fibre preform production.
29th March 2017


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