Monday, March 23, 2015

Corning Intros SMF-28 Ultra 200 Fiber

Corning introduced the industry’s first 200-micron fiber with a 9.2 micron nominal mode-field diameter (MFD).

The new Corning SMF-28 Ultra 200 fiber enables the design of smaller, lighter, fully backwards compatible high-fiber, high-density cables. The company said its new fiber complies with the ITU-T G.657.A1 specification while also delivering enhanced bend resistance and seamless integration with the installed ITU-T G.652 fiber base in a 200-micron product. In addition, Corning claims the fiber’s low attenuation improves signal reach up to 10 percent over conventional ITU-T G.652 fiber types and increases coverage as much as 20 percent when served by a point-of-presence or central office.

“Corning SMF-28 Ultra 200 fiber helps solve one of the world’s toughest network challenges – increasing fiber capacity without taking up more space,” said John Igel, vice president and general manager of Corning Optical Fiber and Cable. “With the problem of MFD compatibility eliminated, network operators have the freedom to deploy fiber-rich 200-micron cables to address capacity and congestion – with the proven performance of SMF-28 Ultra fiber.”

Corning's SMF-28 Ultra fiber portfolio can be used for high-performance applications at 100G and beyond, and for next-generation passive optical networks (PONs) and wavelength division multiplexed passive optical networks (WDM-PONs).