Singlemode fiber from OFS is available in long continuous lengths

June 15, 2012
Accutether single-mode fiber is designed for defense applications where the fiber experiences tight bend, such as a coil.
OFS Specialty Photonics Division Accutether singlemode fiber
OFS Specialty Photonics Division Accutether singlemode fiber

Accutether singlemode fiber is designed for defense applications where the fiber experiences tight bend, such as a coil. The fiber has been tested to 200 kpsi and is available in long continuous lengths. The standard fiber has an optical diameter of 245 μm and a reduced version has an 80 μm cladding and 160 μm optical diameter.
OFS Specialty Photonics Division
Broendby, Denmark

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Broendby Denmark – OFS and its Specialty Photonics Division, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative fiber optic network products, is please to announce commercial availability of Accutether™ fiber in both standard and reduced diameter sizes. This singlemode fiber features excellent bend performance and is ideal for defense applications where the fiber experiences tight bend, is permanently coiled or where a coil is designed to payout. Proof tested to 100 or 200 kpsi the fiber has high reliability and is available in long continuous lengths. The standard size fiber has a 245µm O.D. and the reduced diameter fiber features an 80 µm cladding and 160 µm O.D.

“A major advantage of this fiber is the excellent bend performance”, says Cathy Ciardiello, Market Manager for OFS defense related business. “Macrobend attenuation at 1550nm induced by 50 turns around a 4mm mandrel is < 0.01dB. The tight dimensional control of geometric parameters helps ensure stability for consistent winding/ payout of coils”, adds Ms. Ciardiello, and the dual acrylate coating system protects during deployment and lifetime.

Accutether™ coils can be ordered directly from the OFS Specialty Photonics site in Broendby, Denmark.

About OFS

OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, optical fiber cable, FTTX, optical connectivity and specialty photonics products. Our marketing, manufacturing and research divisions listen to customers and work together to provide innovative products and solutions that traverse many different applications as they link people and machines worldwide. Between continents, between cities, around neighborhoods, and into homes and businesses of digital consumers we provide the right optical fiber, optical cable and components for efficient, cost-effective transmission.

OFS’ corporate lineage dates back to 1876 and includes technology powerhouses such as AT&T (NYSE: T) and Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent, NYSE: ALU). Today, OFS is owned by Furukawa Electric, a multi-billion dollar global leader in optical communications.

Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, U.S., OFS is a global provider with facilities in Avon, Connecticut; Carrollton, Georgia; Somerset, New Jersey; and Sturbridge, Massachusetts, as well as in Denmark, Germany and Russia.

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