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Corning Optical Fiber Resource Center

Corning Optical Fiber Resource Center

Welcome to the Corning Optical Fiber Resource Center where you will find a comprehensive library of resources and materials available on our website. Whether you are interested in understanding the basics about optical fiber, or if you need to know technical specifications for one of our products, you'll find it all here.

Our resource center is filled with a variety of materials that will demonstrate how our passion for innovation translates into new technologies for today and tomorrow. If you have further questions about our optical fiber products and how they can meet your needs, please feel free to contact us.

Getting Started

Technical Information

Overview

Fiber Basics

Innovation

The History of Fiber

For years we have operated within a culture of innovation that has positioned us as the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. In 1970, we ignited the communications revolution by inventing the first low-loss optical fiber for use in telecommunications networks around the world. Since fiber was invented over 40 years ago, our ongoing product and process innovations have helped make possible ever-faster telecommunications networks that link neighborhoods, connect cities, and bridge continents.

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The Modes of Light

How It Works

Brilliant Clarity over Distance.

Known for innovative design and practical applications, we have developed an array of single-mode fiber and multimode fiber products for all of today's applications. Single-mode fiber has a smaller core, allowing only one mode of light to move through it at a time. This streamlined design is used primarily in telephony applications, where the fiber needs high signal clarity over long distances. Multimode fiber has a larger core, allowing hundreds of modes to move through the fiber simultaneously. Multimode fiber is used primarily for data communications in enterprise networks, like campuses or buildings where transmission distances are two kilometers or less.

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Fiber Myths

The Truth About Glass

Remarkably Strong, Enduringly Flexible

Whether we’re filling a glass of water or washing our windshield, we take glass for granted as a functional yet fragile part of our everyday lives. 

What are the myths – and the facts – behind optical fiber?

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Educational Resources

Learning Tools for Teachers and Students

Educating Tomorrow’s Scientists

We realize tomorrow’s dreamers and innovators are critical to success. We are dedicated to equipping teachers and students with educational tools and sharing our knowledge about optical fiber, its composition, and its capabilities.

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Tutorials and Videos

Fiber Matters

Fiber Matters

In today’s world of global telecommunications, optical fiber is the core of connectivity, providing the medium through which networks instantaneously transmit voice, data, and video along a strand of glass that is stronger than steel yet thinner than a human hair.

In today’s world of global telecommunications, optical fiber is the core of connectivity, providing the medium through which networks instantaneously transmit voice, data, and video.

Bend Matters

Bend Matters

Corning’s ClearCurve® fiber solutions can be stapled and bent around corners, enable faster and easier installation, and provide space savings and better aesthetics – all without sacrificing performance.

Corning’s ClearCurve® fiber solutions can be stapled and bent around corners, enable faster and easier installation, and provide space savings and better aesthetics.

Loss Matters

Loss Matters

Corning is the leader in every category of low-loss optical fiber technology. Corning's fibers enable high-purity transmissions over long-haul networks at higher speeds and at a lower cost.

Corning is the leader in every category of low-loss optical fiber technology. Corning's fibers enable high-purity transmissions over long-haul networks at higher speeds and at a lower cost.

News

Corning® SMF-28® Ultra Optical Fiber Named Technological Innovation of the Year

Corning® SMF-28® Ultra Optical Fiber Named Technological Innovation of the Year

04-Aug-2015

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) today announced that its SMF-28® Ultra fiber recently received the...

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Corning Celebrates Opening Ceremony of Optical Fiber Plant in India

Corning Celebrates Opening Ceremony of Optical Fiber Plant in India

26-Sep-2013

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) today hosted an inauguration ceremony for its new optical fiber manufacturing facility in India.

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