Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy celebrates his birthday with a look at a likely hot topic at OFC 2016, what's gotten into the IEEE, and all that fallout surrounding ZTE.
Passive devices allow users to split, direct, switch, tap and multiplex optical signals. This chapter looks at the types available today, from simple components to complex integrations used in DWDM, FTTx and ROADM applications.
Fischer Connectors' new rugged fiber connector solutions are taking fiber where it hasn't gone before. These pre-cabled connectors stands up to a lot of mud, muck and abuse. But they can handle it.