OFS Intros TrueWave HD Fiber

New offering aimed at medium- and long-haul ocean systems

March 8, 2011

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LOS ANGELES -- OFS, designer, manufacturer and supplier of leading edge fiber optic network products, today introduced TrueWave HD ocean fiber, featuring high negative dispersion for improved non-linearity performance in transoceanic applications. Used in conjunction with existing OFS ocean fibers, TrueWave HD fiber helps lower total system cost and simplifies network design. TrueWave HD fiber also provides higher performance in terms of link distances and spectral efficiency.

TrueWave HD ocean fiber is designed for use in submarine cables engineered for long and medium haul ocean repeatered systems utilizing advanced modulation formats, e.g., RZ-DPSK, in dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) systems. The fiber offers a large negative dispersion value of -14 ps/nm-km, taking advantage of the fact that newer modulation formats allow for larger values of accumulated dispersion without deleterious non-linear effects.

Non-linearity performance and lower span loss is optimized when the fiber is used in combination with the large positive dispersion and large effective area of a non dispersion-shifted fiber (such as OFS' AllWave® ZWP Ocean Fiber or UltraWave® SLA Ocean Fiber). In this configuration, TrueWave HD fiber can provide superior performance in a cost effective solution that is second only to slope-matched systems.


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