| JULY 14-16, 2014

TEST & MEASUREMENT

Fiber optic testing involves a variety of equipment and applies to myriad applications. OTDRs, BERT sets, optical spectrum analyzers, power meters, light sources, and other instruments are common tools of the fiber optic testing trade. You’ll find fiber optic testing news, products, and application information here.

Test & Measurement NEWS & PRODUCTS

AFL's TruEvent Technology analyzes OTDR events

AFL has unveiled TruEvent Technology software, designed to provide event analysis in conjunc...

EXFO FTB-8830NGE Power Blazer performs 10G multiservice network testing

Concurrent with the release of the FTB-2 Pro compact platform (see “”), optical test and mea...

EXFO unveils FTB-2 for fiber-optic test in small platform

Test and measurement systems specialist EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) says its new modu...

SmarTest debuts with 14.5-Gbps programmable pattern generators and bit error rate testers

Test and measurement startup SmarTest used the recent OFC 2014 event in San Francisco to unv...

VeEX intros SunLite OTDR for FTTx

Test and measurement equipment vendor VeEX Inc. has announced the SunLite optical time-domai...

APEX Technologies AP264XB doubles as optical modulation analyzer optical spectrum analyzer

APEX Technologies says its new AP264XB Optical Complex Spectrum Analyzer (OCSA) can be used ...

EXFO unveils FVA-3800 multiport benchtop optical variable attenuator

EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) has introduced the FVA-3800 multiport benchtop optical va...

JDSU targets components, subsystems, optical test at OFC

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) has revealed the focus of its presence at OFC in San Francisc...

EDitorial GUIDES

Emerging 100G applications and technologies

It’s clear that the deployment of 100-Gbps technology is well underway. But that doesn’t mean that developments have stopped. These articles illustrate several paths t...

New opportunities for PON

Passive optical network (PON) technology has established a strong foothold in telco networks. Now with the attention given to Google as well as the opening of other ap...

Fiber support of small cells

As mobile network operators move to small cell architectures, the demands for both traditional mobile backhaul and emerging mobile fronthaul become more complex. Opera...

Fiber in harsh environments

Fiber is sometimes thought of as a physically fragile medium. But recent advances have overcome previous limitations, opening the door for harsh environments to enjoy ...

Fttx: a look ahead

Fiber to the home (FTTH) has proven its value as the most future-proof method of providing broadband services. But challenges remain before it becomes the most widely ...

Advances in optical design testing

Demands for support of 100 Gbps data rates in smaller packages have challenged technology developers’ creativity. Optical communications engineers have responded with ...

Passive optical LANs bring fiber to the desktop economically

A growing number of enterprises have discovered the benefits of using passive optical LANs to meet the high-bandwidth needs of their network users. Based on proven tec...

The Expanding World of Data Centers

Data center requirements have grown increasingly complex, requiring new technology that operates at higher speeds. Whether it’s servers, storage, or the networks that ...

What’s new in FTTH?

With broadband access demands increasing, fiber to the home (FTTH) technology is improving to meet operator requirements. Recent advances promise to make FTTH even mor...

Coherent 100 Gbps: The Basics

Want to get up to speed on multi-level modulation formats and coherent detection? These articles describe how coherent transmission differs from traditional methods an...

THE LIGHTWAVE CHANNEL

The Lightwave Blog

Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

OFC 2014 Reporter's Notebook - Day 3

March 16, 2014
All right, so I didn't really write this on the third day of the show. But here's what happened that day. We'll start with what I teased in the previous blog -- JDSU's stance on pluggable coherent transceivers. As suspected, the company thinks the CFP2 is the right place to jump into the coherent optical module market, according to Bra...

The Lightwave Guest Blog

Jim Theodoras

by Jim Theodoras
ADVA Optical Networking

The security of networks and the role optical can play in it

April 2, 2014
Fiber optics has traditionally been viewed as a more secure way to transmit information than other alternatives. Copper wire can be tapped or monitored for electromagnetic emissions, and wireless can be intercepted rather easily. So it was somewhat surprising when recent revelations in the press revealed wide-scale tapping of fiber-optic trunk lines between data centers. It turns out tapping fiber is muc...

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Anritsu Optical Spectrum Analyzer (OSA) MS9740A

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JGR MS12001 Cable Assembly Test System

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