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Reliable Bend-Optimized Performance for Smaller Diameter, Higher Density Cable Applications

Overview


OFS offers AllWave® FLEX Bend-Optimized Single-mode Fiber with a 200 µm coating diameter for use in cables with higher fiber counts per tube and in microcables where cable diameters must be minimized. The fibers offer all the other performance advantages and 30-year reliability of standard AllWave FLEX products.

Product Description

200 µm AllWave FLEX Fiber
supports higher density and lower diameter cables, providing outstanding macrobend and microbend performance for Access, Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH), enterprise networks, or any application where small bend diameters may be encountered. This G.657.A1 fiber maintains very low bending loss across the full usable spectrum of wavelengths from 1260 to 1625 nm. It can be coiled into a 20 mm diameter loop with < 0.5 dB incurred loss at 1625 nm and < 0.2 dB incurred loss at 1550 nm – five times better bending performance than conventional single-mode and leading LWP fibers.

Features/Benefits:
  • Bend optimized design for tight, low loss bends without risking fiber strength and long-term reliability
  • 36% less area than conventional 250 µm coated fiber enabling smaller diameter cables and a greater number of fibers per tube
  • Ideally suited for high fiber count cables and microcables where cable diameter needs to be minimized
  • Zero Water Peak fiber provides a 50 percent increase in usable optical spectrum, enabling 16-channel CWDM and DWDM support
  • Proof-tested to 100 kpsi to improve long term reliability and simplify cabling
Applications:

200 µm AllWave FLEX Fiber provides outstanding bend performance and design freedom for fiber management systems in:
  • FTTX
  • High count fiber cables
  • High power applications
  • Microcables
  • Closures
  • At the customer premises
  • Any application with transmission speeds of 40 Gb/s and beyond
Unit of Measure

Specifications

Single-Mode or Multimode

N/A Single-Mode

Performance Characteristic

N/A G.657.A1

Applications

N/A Closures FTTx High count fiber cables High power applications Microcables Premises

Bend Performance

N/A Bend-Optimized
Mode Field Diameter at 15501 N/A 9.4 to 10.4 µm

Physical Characteristics

Clad Diameter

N/A 125 ± 0.7 µm

Clad Non-Circularity

N/A ≤ 1 %

Core/Clad Concentricity Error (Offset)

N/A ≤ 0.5 µm < 0.2 µm (typically)

Coating Diameter (Uncolored)

N/A 190 ± 10 µm

Coating Diameter (Colored)

N/A 200 ± 10 µm

Coating-Clad Concentricity Error (Offset)

N/A ≤ 12 µm
Tensile Proof Test2 N/A 100 kpsi0.69 GPa

Coating Strip Force

N/A Range: 1.0 N ≤ CSF ≤ 8.9 N

Standard Reel Lengths

N/A 50.4 km (31.3 miles)

Optical Characteristics

Attenuation Uniformity/Point Discontinuities at 1310 and 1550 nm

N/A ≤ 0.05 dB

Attenuation

N/A
Attenuation Maximum Typical
      at 1310 nm≤ 0.35 dB/km≤ 0.34 dB/km
      at 1385 nm≤ 0.31 dB/km≤ 0.28 dB/km
      at 1490 nm≤ 0.24 dB/km≤ 0.21 dB/km
      at 1550 nm≤ 0.21 dB/km≤ 0.19 dB/km
      at 1625 nm≤ 0.24 dB/km≤ 0.20 dB/km

Attenuation vs. Wavelength

N/A
Range (nm) Reference (nm) λ α
      1285 – 133013100.03
      1360 – 148013850.04
      1525 – 157515500.02
      1460 – 162515500.04
The attenuation in a given wavelength range does not exceed the attentuation of the reference wavelength (λ) by more than the value α .

Zero Chromatic Dispersion Wavelength (λ0)

N/A 1302 to 1322 nm

Zero Chromatic Dispersion Slope (S0)

N/A < 0.092 ps/(nm²·km)

Typical Dispersion Slope

N/A 0.088 ps/(nm²·km)

Group Refractive Index at 1310 nm

N/A 1.467

Group Refractive Index at 1550 nm

N/A 1.468

Mode Field Diameter at 1310 nm

N/A 8.5 to 9.3 µm

Cable Cutoff Wavelength (λCC)

N/A ≤ 1260 nm

Fiber Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD) Link Design Value (LDV)

N/A ≤ 0.06 ps/√km

Maximum Individual Fiber - Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD)

N/A ≤ 0.1 ps/√km

Typical Fiber LMC Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD)

N/A ≤ 0.02 ps/√km

Environmental Characteristics (At 1310, 1550 & 1625 nm)

Temperature Cycling (-60 to +85 ºC)

N/A ≤ 0.05 dB/km

High Temperature Aging (85 + 2 ºC)

N/A ≤ 0.05 dB/km

Water Immersion (23 + 2 ºC)

N/A ≤ 0.05 dB/km

Order From Location

Order From Location

N/A 1 Brightwave Blvd.Carrollton, GA 30117, USA 1-770-798-5555 from outside the USA 1-888-fiberhelp (1-888-342-3743) from inside the USA CARROLLTON LOCATION
  • 1 Lower mode field diameters are available to accommodate specific cable design requirements
  • 2 Other proof test levels available on request.