Fibre Optics

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Fibre tips with ball lenses for end-face processing

Fibre tips with ball lenses for end-face processing
LASER COMPONENTS have provided custom ball lens profiles on the end faces of silica fibres. The plasma-based CMS process with ring-of-fire technology supports fibre diameters of 200, 365, 400, 550 and 600μm, including other diameters within the limits of the equipment. For fibres used in medical applications, end-face processing can be carried out in a clean room in accordance with ISO 13485. The entire process is also compliant to ISO 13485 hygiene requirements.
7th August 2018

Optical fibres can 'feel' the materials around them

Optical fibres can 'feel' the materials around them
EPFL researchers have developed an optical fibre capable of detecting what sort of material or liquid they have come into contact with. Their research has been published in Nature Communications. In recent years optical fibres have served as sensors to detect changes in temperature, like a thermometer, and pressure, like an artificial nerve. This technique is particularly useful in structures such as bridges and gas pipelines.
1st August 2018

Rack patch panels pre-assembled with connectors

Rack patch panels pre-assembled with connectors
Feedthrough and conventional connectors from Clif Electronics are mounted in the widely used, industry standard, 24mm-diameter XLR panel cut-out. Standardising on this commonly used format simplifies panel design and manufacture by having the same cut-out for every connector required.  
30th July 2018


Delivering ‘dark fibre-like network’ across the UK

Infinera has announced its intent to acquire Coriant, a privately held global supplier of open, hyperscale network solutions. The acquisition significantly scales the company as the next wave of global network spending begins, creating one of the world’s largest optical network equipment providers.
25th July 2018

A broad range of fibre optic solutions have become available

A broad range of fibre optic solutions have become available
Having been developing fibre optic connectors for four decades, as soon as fibre optics began to be used in telecommunications and manufacturing, SOURIAU knew that connector solutions adapted to this technology had to be invented, which were radically different from those designed for electrical connections.
2nd July 2018

Automated testing of multi-fibre connectors

Automated testing of multi-fibre connectors
LASER COMPONENTS has recommended the MPO switch from VIAVI Solutions for quick and easy OTDR testing of MPO multi-fibre connectors. In combination with an optical reflectometer and a base unit such as the MTS-4000 V2, it ensures that all twelve fibres of the MPO connector are tested for their attenuation, as it automatically switches from one to the other. Thus, the fibres no longer have to be tested individually using fanout cables.
24th May 2018

Single carrier wireless link travels at 100Gb/s data rate

Single carrier wireless link travels at 100Gb/s data rate
A single carrier wireless link travelling at a 100 Gb/s data rate has been demonstrated by Tektronix and IEMN, a major French research laboratory. This demonstration uses advanced data coding, THz photonics and wideband and linear devices to enable ultra-fast wireless connections in the 252 - 325GHz band per the recently published IEEE 802.15.3d standard.
16th May 2018

Optical fibre gains ground for Gigabit Ethernet connectivity

Optical fibre gains ground for Gigabit Ethernet connectivity
  KDPOF has announced a complete POF solution to be seamlessly integrated into the wire harness of the vehicle. At the International Congress Automotive Wire Harness on March 13 and 14, 2018 in Ludwigsburg, Germany, KDPOF will display innovative gigabit POF solutions in partnership with leading wire harness suppliers such as TE and others.
16th March 2018

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


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SINDEX 2018
28th August 2018
Switzerland BERNEXPO-Site, Bern
European Microwave Week 2018
23rd September 2018
Spain Ifema Feria De Madrid
Connected World Summit 2018
25th September 2018
United Kingdom Printworks, London
IoT Solutions World Congress 2018
16th October 2018
Spain Barcelona
Engineering Design Show 2018
17th October 2018
United Kingdom Ricoh Arena, Coventry