Jerold Bahr

Solutions Engineer, Precision Optical Transceivers (Precision OT)

Jerold Bahr is a solutions engineer at Precision Optical Transceivers (Precision OT; Rochester, NY). He has more than 20 years of experience in the fiber optics industry, from hands-on development of all things passive to creating and testing custom devices in a passive optical network. With a specialization in wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) filter integration and a vast knowledge of the hardware and connectivity used throughout, Jerold provides inside and outside plant solutions with a customized approach.

(Courtesy of Precision OT)
The LC connector (left), which features a smaller ferrule size and latch mechanism, is ideal for high-density patch applications within the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) space. However, to support more fibers in individual ferrules, the industry introduced the multiple fiber push-on/pull-off (MTP/MPO) connector, which can support up to 24 fibers in a single ferrule for use in high-density environments like data centers. But MTP/MPO connectors must be mated to an opposing male (center) or female (right) connector, which can lead to higher inventory costs.
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Impact of DWDM on passive optical network component choices

July 3, 2023
As network engineers strive to meet the ever-growing demand for bandwidth, their choice of passive optical network (PON) components, including connectors, splitters, and muxes...