Fibre Optics

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H-Series passive optical networking platform launched

H-Series passive optical networking platform launched
Provider of open optical networking solutions, Smartoptics, has announced its new, cost-efficient H-Series platform for passive optical layer nodes, such as CWDM and DWDM multiplexers/demultiplexers and OADMs. Passive optical networking expands existing fibre capacity regardless of service transported and requires neither electrical power nor software, providing high reliability. 
20th May 2019

Detectors offer higher level of photon conversion efficiency

Detectors offer higher level of photon conversion efficiency
LASER COMPONENTS has been manufacturing avalanche photodiodes since 2004 and these detectors are the heart of the photon counting instruments. The COUNT series is a portfolio of single photon counting modules with the performance optimised in the wavelength range 500-900nm. The COUNT series has an unrivalled quantum efficiency, over 70% in the red region of the spectrum with dark count rates at less than 10cps on some units, providing a level of performance that often outperforms photomultiplier tubes.
15th April 2019

Fibre-optic transmitters enable shorter lead times

The OPF350A and OPF352A evolved fibre optic transmitter solutions based on 850nm LED technology. Engineered for field-proven reliability and consistent high-output performance, the new devices enable equipment makers to reduce turnaround times and simplify procurement and planning. 
21st March 2019


PAM-4 linear transimpedance amplifiers enter production

PAM-4 linear transimpedance amplifiers enter production
Production versions of its four-channel (4 x 100G) 56/106 Gbit PAM-4 linear transimpedance amplifiers (TIAs) which are optimised for use in 400G optical modules targeting Cloud Data Centre applications have been announced by MACOM Technology Solutions.
5th March 2019

Fibre optic converters meet demands of long-distance data transmission

Fibre optic converters meet demands of long-distance data transmission
The fibre optic media converter product range at Advantech has been extended with the launch of models EKI-2541ML, EKI-2541SL, EKI-2741ML, EKI-2741SL and EKI-2741FL. Advantech is aware that the demand for media conversion is increasing, and understands the difficulty involved in replacing or rewiring existing devices.
29th October 2018

Fibre optic sensing spin-off launched

Fibre optic sensing spin-off launched
Ghent University (UGent) and imec have announced the incorporation of Sentea, a spin-off from their world leading Photonics Research Group. An initial €1.6m in funding was raised from Fidimec, Finindus, PMV and QBIC II and the founders. Sentea will develop and market advanced silicon photonics based fibre optic sensing solutions. 
13th September 2018

Versatile coating stripper for optical fibres

Versatile coating stripper for optical fibres
LASER COMPONENTS has offered a robust and versatile coating stripper, the GPST-1000 by Lightel, for all those who work with optical fibres of different builds and diameters. Coatings made of polyimides (PI), acrylate, or silicone can be removed just as cleanly as two-layer coatings, at fibre diameters from 80μm to 1200μm. Stripping is carried out completely contact free by a plasma, preventing chemical and mechanical damage. There is not the slightest impairment of the fibre strength.
11th September 2018

Extended portfolio of optical fibres

Extended portfolio of optical fibres
LASER COMPONENTS has extended its portfolio of Fibercore products to include single- mode fibres with wavelengths from 488nm to 1625nm. Many varieties are covered: for example, single-mode fibres with an ultra-low profile or large NA for improved bending resistance. Some types have a high germanium content and thus intrinsic photosensitivity for writing fibre Bragg gratings without further hydrogen passivation.
7th September 2018

Fibre optic switch for LiDAR applications

Fibre optic switch for LiDAR applications
LASER COMPONENTS has introduced the Agiltron CrystaLatch (CL) series of optical switches that are specifically designed for sensor and LiDAR applications. The CL 1x6 switch assigns the incoming signal to one of the six available output ports and simultaneously detects the reflected signal via a dedicated sensor port. It is designed for permanent, fail-safe live operation under strong vibrations, and works perfectly even at temperatures of -40°C.
23rd August 2018

Erbium Ytterbium doped optical fibres for fibre lasers

Erbium Ytterbium doped optical fibres for fibre lasers
LASER COMPONENTS has offered Erbium Ytterbium doped fibre with a core diameter range of 6um to 30um. Due to great demand for high power CW sources at 1.5um and output power of 20-30W range, our partner iXblue has worked extensively to improve both the core composition and the low index coating package in order to bring this technology up to customers’ expectations.
22nd August 2018


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