White Paper: Causes of Return Loss at Mated Single Mode Fiber Optic Connections

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Return loss in fiber optic connections can significantly degrade system performance. Connections will exhibit return loss even if they are perfectly clean and possess ideal geometries. This paper explains how the complexities of different physical connections contribute to return loss, such as:

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US Conec Fiber Optic Tools Now Available in OptoTest’s Online Store

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OptoTest is pleased to announce the availability of US Conec’s MTP® fiber optic tools and consumables in our online store.

US Conec has long been a trusted OptoTest partner, and their tools are used in-house every day for manufacturing our industry leading test and measurement instruments. Their proven quality, reliability, and ease of use are why we refer US Conec tools to our customers.

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OptoTest Breaks New Ground for IEC 61300-3-28 Transient Loss Testing with Improved OP740 Multichannel High-Speed Optical Power Meters

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OptoTest has announced improvements to its OP740 multichannel high-speed optical power meters, which are now capable of simultaneous data acquisition as fast as 125,000 samples per second with an 8 µs sampling period.

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OptoTest Announces New OP960 Insertion Loss and Return Loss Meters, Now Faster and More Reliable Than Ever

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OptoTest has announced the launch of their new flagship OP960 Insertion Loss (IL) and Return Loss (RL) meters, the fastest in the industry, which were revealed during last week’s Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) virtual event.

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Custom Made-to-Order OP720-Matrix MEMS 3D Optical Matrix Switches

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OptoTest has announced the availability of custom, made-to-order OP720-Matrix MEMS 3D Optical Switches for fiber optic manufacturers, test laboratories, and network designers looking to increase the expandability and flexibility of new and existing test systems.

3D Tilting MEMS Mirror Matrix Technology incorporated in the OP720-Matrix switch maintains bidirectional connectivity of active channels while others are being connected and routed, providing high-speed, reliability, and long life, with no large moving parts that can wear out over time.

An OP720-Matrix switch can be ordered with up to 96 x 96 channels when configured for Any Input to Any Output, and up to 48 ports when configured for Any Port to Any Port.

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OptoTest Announces Cutting Edge Fusion Splice Solutions Through New Collaboration with AFL

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OptoTest has announced a new collaboration with industry leader AFL to offer the latest in field ready fusion splicing technology from Fujikura for simplex and ribbon optical fibers. Incorporating advanced features and designed for simple maintenance and service, while maintaining high precision and low splice loss, Fujikura fusion splicers are ideal for production and R&D labs.

Fujikura’s 41S Active Cladding Alignment Fusion Splicer, 90R Mass Fusion Splicer, and 90S+ Core Alignment Fusion Splicer are now available for purchase through OptoTest. All Fujikura splicers offer fast splicing times, extremely low loss, and high repeatability in a rugged, compact, and portable package with easy-to-use touchscreen controls.

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The Technology Behind OptoTest’s New Software Application, OPL-CLX – OIDA Technology Showcase April 2021

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OptoTest is proud to announce that we are participating in the OIDA Technology Showcase hosted by The Optical Society (OSA). We have an exciting presentation and demonstration for our new CLX Software on Day 2.  We hope you will join us. Click here to learn more about the event.

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