Corning unveils ClearCurve multimode fiber

January 13, 2009--Corning Inc. has developed ClearCurve ultra-bendable multimode optical fiber for use in data centers and enterprise networks. The company says ClearCurve is the world's first laser-optimized multimode fiber to withstand tight bends at or below 10 mm radius with substantially less signal loss than traditional multimode fiber.

January 13, 2009--Corning Inc. has developed ClearCurve ultra-bendable multimode optical fiber for use in data centers and enterprise networks. The company says ClearCurve is the world's first laser-optimized multimode fiber to withstand tight bends at or below 10 mm radius with substantially less signal loss than traditional multimode fiber.

ClearCurve multimode fiber's improved bend performance minimizes signal loss and enables faster and more efficient optical cable pathways, routing and installation. The 50-micron multimode fiber meets or exceeds the OM3 industry standard for high-bandwidth, laser-optimized multimode fibers, as well as the proposed OM4 standard.

Multimode optical fiber has many modes of light traveling through the fiber. The outer mode groups are particularly sensitive to bend. Corning's multimode optical fiber is designed to confine these outer mode groups to the fiber core and maintain the integrity of the optical signal.

ClearCurve multimode fiber is the newest member of the Corning ClearCurve fiber family. In 2007, Corning introduced ClearCurve singlemode fiber, targeting technical and physical challenges of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks, particularly in multi-dwelling units.

Corning will unveil and demonstrate the performance of its ClearCurve multimode optical fiber Jan. 18-21at the Winter BICSI Conference in Orlando, FL.

On the Web: www.corning.com/clearcurve

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