Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today it will launch a new specialty optical fiber and showcase a wide range of its Advanced Optics portfolio at the 2019 China International Optoelectronic Expo (CIOE) Sept. 4 to 7 in Shenzhen, China.
The new Corning® RCBI Optical Fiber is the first reduced-clad fiber compatible with G.657 and G.652. This bend insensitive fiber features a thin cladding diameter of 80 microns. RCBI Optical Fiber offers outstanding optical components with low attenuation, superior macrobending performance, and industry-leading geometry to continually pursue smaller packaging.
Customers are increasingly requiring reduced-clad fibers for multiplexers, transceivers, and PIC interconnections. Next-generation transceivers require denser fiber-to-chip coupling solutions, and data center switches require significantly more fiber density. RCBI Optical Fiber meets these requirements for telecommunication and data center applications because the fiber is more compact.
“Our new RCBI Optical Fiber is ideal for the growing demands in telecom and data centers,” said Michael Jordan, product line manager, Specialty Fiber, Corning Advanced Optics. “RCBI allows for greater cable density, or smaller cables, without decreasing dataflow. We’re proud to be launching this product at CIOE this year.”
Corning is also extending its Fiber Array Unit (FAU) product line with improved density and footprint capabilities enabled by the RCBI fiber. FAUs are used inside optical equipment, such as transceivers and multiplexers, to couple multiple fibers to electronic circuits. With the increased number of fibers and resulting densities that are required in data centers and high-performance computing, FAUs need to accommodate more fibers while reducing each fiber’s footprint. Compared to existing FAUs, this fiber will provide OEMs with up to 50% higher fiber density, tighter 90-degree bends for low profile fiber-chip coupling, and more than 20% core pitch tolerance improvement for FAUs having up to100 channels.
Corning is also exhibiting a variety of Advanced Optics products that serve several commercial markets. Products include:
- Durable glass and fluoride crystal materials used in semiconductor lithography
- Precision lenses and inspection equipment for OEM applications
- Optical materials ideal for OLED device manufacturing
- Hyperspectral imaging systems with lightweight sensors
- High-index glass wafers for augmented reality applications
Corning will also showcase HPFS® High Purity Fused Silica, Corning® Calcium Fluoride (CaF2) Lenses, a wearable augmented reality headset featuring Corning’s high-index glass, and a 3D sensing demo highlighting Corning optical components.
Corning Advanced Optics leverages the company’s decades of experience in glass science and optical physics to solve customers’ toughest optical challenges through customized design, cutting-edge optical materials, and full systems. These products include high-quality materials like Corning ULE® and HPFS®, as well as industry-leading metrology instruments, automated laser glass-cutting tools, and optical design expertise.
“Corning has an outstanding portfolio of optical materials and full systems for a variety of commercial applications. Our products showcase our deep understanding and expertise in optical engineering as well as glass science, resulting in more complex microchips for electronic devices,” said Cassandra Taliaferro, business director, Corning Advanced Optics. “We are excited to be displaying our products at CIOE this year, one of the world’s largest tradeshows dedicated to the optoelectronic industry.”
To learn more about Corning’s capabilities, visit Corning at CIOE 2019 at booth #9E16 in the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center in Shenzhen, China.
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Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a more than 165-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries.
Corning's capabilities are versatile and synergistic, which allows the company to evolve to meet changing market needs, while also helping our customers capture new opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning's markets include optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display technology, automotive, and life sciences vessels. Corning's industry-leading products include damage-resistant cover glass for mobile devices; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for state-of-the-art communications networks; trusted products to accelerate drug discovery and delivery; and clean-air technologies for cars and trucks.