May 29, 2016 2:52 AM ET

Communications Equipment

Company Overview of OFS Fitel, LLC

Company Overview

OFS Fitel, LLC designs, manufactures, and provides optical fiber, fiber optic cable, connectivity, FTTX, and specialty optical fiber solutions for telecommunications, enterprise/private networking, medical, industrial networking, energy, sensing, government, fiber laser, and aerospace and defense industries. It offers optical fibers, such as optical fibers by performance standards; single-mode and multimode, bend-optimized, FTTX, polarization-maintaining, rare-earth doped, Raman, highly non-linear, few-mode, launch, termination, microstructure, and multicore optical fibers; fiber Bragg gratings; optical fibers for short pulse lasers; coupler fibers; and optical fibers for image, sensing, and...

2000 Northeast Expressway

Norcross, GA 30071

United States

Founded in 2001





Key Executives for OFS Fitel, LLC

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 63
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice-President
Chief Technology Officer and President of OFS Laboratories, LLC
Managing Director of Specialty Photonics at OFS Fitel Denmark
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

OFS Fitel, LLC Key Developments

OFS Introduces TeraWave SCUBA Optical Fiber

OFS announced a breakthrough in ocean fiber technology with the introduction of TeraWave SCUBA Optical Fiber, offering a combination of the largest effective area, excellent cabling performance in the C- and L-bands, and low attenuation. These features enable reliable coherent transmission at 100 Gb/s and beyond over trans-oceanic distances at the highest channel counts. The fiber has ultra large effective area (153 µm2) that reduces nonlinearities, and ultra-low attenuation (0.155 dB/km at 1550 nm) that reduces signal loss. Together these enable the launch of higher signal power into the span and reduce amplifier noise. TeraWave SCUBA Optical Fiber is optimized for ultra-long haul networks (up to 12,000 km) using advanced modulation formats and coherent detection, such as transoceanic networks where extreme distances between shore end terminals limit the optical signal-to-noise ratio for DWDM transmission. Compared to earlier generations of submarine fibers, TeraWave SCUBA Optical Fiber reduces the performance limitations introduced by fiber nonlinearities and amplifier noise, thereby supporting higher spectral efficiency and longer repeater spacing. Applications without repeaters, such as coastal festoons and deep-water crossings, can also take advantage of the large effective area of TeraWave SCUBA Ocean Fiber, which permits higher power handling capacity without additional distortion, meaning more channels at higher speeds over longer distances before amplification is required. TeraWave SCUBA Optical Fiber is manufactured using OFS' proprietary manufacturing process, which produces a fiber with low water peak (LWP) performance and ultra-low polarization mode dispersion (PMD). It is fully compliant with the ITU G.654 standard for cutoff-shifted fiber.

OFS Launches New TrueLaser 10/130 Active and Passive LMA Double-Clad Optical Fibers at LASER World of Photonics China

OFS to showcase its new TrueLase 10/130 Active and Passive LMA Double-Clad Optical Fibers at the Laser World of Photonics China exhibition in Shanghai, China from March 15 through 17 March 2016. Based on OFS proprietary technology, the TrueLase family of ytterbium-doped gain and matching passive fibers enable designers to produce high performance, reliable, and consistent lasers and amplifiers utilizing true single-mode fiber designs.

OFS Expands Microcable Product Line

OFS expands its microcable product line with the MiDia® 2GX cable. This latest-generation cabling solution can help take metro networks to the next level with increased fibre density, enhanced performance and significantly greater cost saving opportunities on deployment. The MiDia 2GX microcable capitalizes on OFS' advancement in bend-optimized fibre design enabling tight, low loss bends without risking fibre strength and long-term reliability. These fibres occupy 36% less area than conventional 250 µm coated fibre, enabling smaller diameter cables with a greater number of fibres per tube to minimize cabled diameters in today's congested duct networks. The MiDia 2GX cable range provides system build cost reduction opportunities by enabling increased deployment distance, fewer installations, and maximized use of congested and limited availability ducts. The light weight, highly compact MiDia 2GX microcable is designed for seamless installation into existing microduct networks. This microcable can help customers achieve longer air-blown installation distances and reduce the number of splice points and setups required. MiDia 2GX cable is being presented at the FTTH conference in Luxembourg 17-18 February at OFS' Silver Sponsorship stand, S7, and is generally available with fibre counts of 144, 192 and 288 and features OFS' bend-optimized AllWave® FLEX and AllWave® FLEX+ fibres.

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