Corning Incorporated introduces optical fiber for unrepeatered submarine networks

May 16, 2001
May 17, 2001--Corning's Vascade L1000 fiber demonstrates 30 percent greater information-carrying capacity than standard single-mode fiber, enabling network designers to achieve lowest-cost-per-bit transmission in their short-haul undersea networks.

Corning Incorporated introduced a new undersea optical fiber optimized for unrepeatered (short-haul) submarine networks. Corning's Vascade L1000 fiber demonstrates 30 percent greater information-carrying capacity than standard single-mode fiber, enabling network designers to achieve lowest-cost-per-bit transmission in their short-haul undersea networks.

The Vascade L1000 fiber is a single-mode fiber designed for the unique, often rigorous requirements of short-haul undersea networks operating at higher data rates, including 10 Gb/s. It offers the advantages of a high effective area fiber-maximizing information-carrying capacity by increasing the amount of optical power the fiber can carry without increasing susceptibility to non-linear effects.

Vascade L1000 fiber also features low attenuation in the 1530-1565 nm operating window to allow greater reach and longer system lengths.

Tests conducted at Corning's submarine fiber testing and analysis laboratory show Vascade L1000 fiber offers significantly better performance at 30 percent tighter channel spacing than that of standard single-mode fiber, currently utilized in short-haul undersea networks. Tighter channel spacing allows network designers to pack more data into each wavelength, driving down the cost of bandwidth.

About Corning:

Corning Incorporated manufactures optical fiber, cable, and photonic products for the telecommunications industry; and high-performance displays and components for television and other communications-related industries. For more information, visit www.corning.com.

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