Samsung intros low water peak fiber

May 20, 2004 Seoul -- Samsung Electronics has launched a low water peak singlemode fiber designed to reduce the attenuation around the water peak, thereby enabling optical transmission in the E-band (1360 ∼ 1460 nm).

May 20, 2004 Seoul -- Samsung Electronics has launched a low water peak singlemode fiber designed to reduce the attenuation around the water peak, thereby enabling optical transmission in the E-band (1360 ∼ 1460 nm).

The new fiber, dubbed WidePass, enables network designers to use more channels in a flexible manner in their optical networks and also allows for implementing cost-effective coarse WDM (CWDM) technology for current or future network applications.

According to the company, WidePass fiber retains the optical and geometrical properties found in its conventional singlemode fiber, including several currently unbeaten world records in optical and geometrical performance specifications. WidePass fiber also features excellent long-term reliability against hydrogen exposure during the entire lifetime of the cabled fiber, add company representatives.

"Adding low water peak fiber in the current stage to our optical fiber portfolio allows us to satisfy customer needs better," explains Byeong-Bok Jeon, vice president and general manager of the Samsung Fiberoptics Division. "We will be able to provide customers with the best quality optical fiber available in the industry at a competitive price."

Demand for low water peak fiber, which already has broad applications in metro and access networks worldwide, is rapidly spreading, especially in developed countries. WidePass fiber fully complies with and exceeds in many respects ITU-T G.652.C/D specifications and other major industry standards, say company representatives.

Samsung's WidePass fiber will go into full mass production in June for worldwide export.

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