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to use - simply push the MPO connector end face into the material and the dirt ‘sticks’, leaving the end face clean. Te cleaner stick works with both male and female MPO connectors. Te disposable MPO Smart Cleaner stick offers more than 600 cleans per unit.

Te SX8 series of fibre-optic switches from JGR Optics (stand #120) are customisable benchtop or rack-mounted instruments designed for high- volume manufacturing production test. Available with singlemode or multimode interfaces, the switch configurations range from 1x2 up to 1x360. Optional 2x1 or 4x1 built-in switches can provide additional common inputs. Te switch may be controlled through remote

interface (GPIB, RS232, or USB via USB-DB9 adapter) or locally via the user-friendly front panel keypad and display. A variety of configuration options offer additional flexibility. Te front panel

New to the ECOC Exhibition this year are the high-volume fibre optic cleaning kits from Sticklers (stand #224). Engineered to clean hundreds and even thousands of connectors, each kit contains cleaners for SC, FC, ST, E2000, LC, MU and other connectors – both unmated and in-bulkhead – in a handy, durable tote bag. Te Sticklers products focus on ‘wet-dry’ cleaning. Wet-dry cleaning dissipates the static charge on an end-face, unlocking any particulate that might be sticking there, resulting in cleaner fibre and

optical sub-assembly (ROSA), designed for CFP4 or QSFP28 transceivers. Cube Optics’ miniature ROSA yields high

performance in a reliable design, measuring just 18 x 6.5 x 6 mm and with typical power consumption of 330mW. Te ROSA receives multiplexed optical signals, each propagating at 28.3Gb/s over a single optical fibre. Te receiver incorporates an optical demultiplexer to separate the signals, which are individually measured by the four integrated PIN photodetectors and a quad-array trans-impedance amplifier (TIA). Other exhibits include a break-out cable

bulkheads may be fitted with typical FC/UPC, FC/ APC, SC/UPC or SC/APC connector types and several pigtail length options are available. Switches with up to 48 bulkhead channels for FC connector types (64 channels for LC and SC) can be accommodated in a 3U chassis or 100 pigtail. Larger port-count switches move to a 6U chassis.

Cube Optics, a subsidiary of Huber+Suhner (stand #310), manufactures miniaturised fibre-optic components and subsystems. At ECOC 2015 in Valencia, the company will unveil what it claims is the world’s smallest multi-lambda 100G receiver

Te new OP725 compact optical switch from OptoTest (stand #512) integrates with a standard OP940 insertion loss and return loss meter to enable true bidirectional and easy duplex testing. Its high-quality MEMS switch comes in a convenient benchtop design and can be controlled directly by the OP940 or with soſtware. In addition to the new bidirectional functionality, the OP940 is now available in a multi-channel variant, perfect for testing parallel MTP/MPO and MXC interfaces

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incorporating 40G CWDM multiplexers that allows operators to convert 40G switch or router ports into four separate 10G connections.

Optoscribe (stand #644) says its 3D waveguide technology is ideal for building components for space-division multiplexing (SDM). Products based on its 3D waveguides are designed to simplify connection between singlemode and multimode or multicore fibres. Tailored to the latest OFS fibres, the 3D MMux

photonic lantern provides a unique interface between multimode and singlemode technologies, for simple and easy mode-division multiplexing

as well as bare ribbon cables with 12, 16, and 24 channels. Another product on display is the OP-SPHR integrating sphere, designed as a cost-effective method for optical testing of fibres

terminated with high-density connectors such as MXC, MTP and MPO, or bare fibre.

Compatible with all OptoTest 1mm and 3mm detectors, the tester requires no calibration, which reduces the necessary maintenance substantially.

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trouble-free networks. All of the supplies for wet-dry cleaning are in the kits. Each kit also contains two ‘push-to-clean’ CleanClicker fibre-optic connector cleaners, cleaning fluids and lint-free wipes – enough supplies to clean at least 2,300 connectors. Te kits are available in commercial and military-ready versions. Tey are not hazardous and can be shipped anywhere in the world without restrictions or extra cost.

using few-mode fibres. Meanwhile, the 3D Optofan multicore fibre fan-out series enables the high- density transportation of light by addressing individual cores within multicore fibres. A range of standard and customised channel configurations are available. Optoscribe also offers products designed to

enable users to increase volume data transfer without compromising on performance. Optoscribe’s Fibre Coupled InterconneX (FCX) enables simple coupling to arrays of emitters or receivers such as vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) and photodiodes.

Phoenix Photonics (stand #410) will showcase its range of few-mode erbium-doped fibre amplifiers (EDFAs). Te cladding-pumped version of the EDFA will be launched and demonstrated at ECOC, complementing the core-pumped amplifiers released earlier this year. Te cladding- pumped version is a cost-effective design for mode-multiplexed fibres in space division multiplexing (SDM). Released as the four-mode option, the design is based on work undertaken by University of Southampton in the highly successful EU-supported MODE-GAP project.

At ECOC,Yokogawa Europe (stand #502) is presenting its range of optical test and measurement instruments. Tese include high performance optical spectrum analysers (OSAs) covering wavelengths from 350nm to 2400nm for applications in telecom and scientific research, and optical time-domain reflectometers (OTDRs) for network testing. Instruments on display include the AQ7280

portable OTDR, designed to empower field technicians to make fast and precise measurements with confidence, and the AQ1200 Multi Field Tester OTDR: a compact and lightweight handheld model optimised for the installation and maintenance of optical fibre cables.

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