For Submarine Systems Transmitting at 100 Gb/s and Beyond


TeraWave® SLA+ Ocean Fiber is designed for cost-effective coherent transport using advanced modulation formats to 100 Gb/s and beyond in submarine systems. It is fully compliant with the ITU G.654 standard for cutoff-shifted fiber.

Product Description

TeraWave® SLA+ Fiber marks a significant enhancement in trans-oceanic transmission by providing a larger effective area (130 µm2), which enables the launch of higher signal power into the span while lowering cable attenuation. It is designed to support coherent transport in today's most advanced 100 Gb/s submarine systems.

  • Enables launch of higher signal power into the span
  • Supports polarization-multiplexed, coherent transport using Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK) for 100 Gb/s per wavelength
  • Simplifies network design
  • Enables higher transmission speeds with more wavelengths over trans-oceanic distances
  • Proof tested to 200 kpsi to help ensure long-term reliability under extreme conditions

TeraWave® SLA+ Fiber is designed for use in ultra-long haul networks using coherent detection with non-linearity limitations, such as transoceanic networks where extreme distances between shore end terminals limit the per-channel launch power in DWDM transmission. Applications without repeaters, such as coastal festoons and deep-water crossings, can also take advantage of the large effective area of TeraWave™ SLA+ Ocean Fiber and the ZWP feature. The larger effective area permits higher power handling capacity without additional distortion, meaning more channels at higher speeds over longer distances before amplification is required. ZWP provides an ideal fiber loss spectrum over 200 nm for 2nd order Raman pumping, a key technology extending the reach of links without repeaters.
Unit of Measure


Performance Characteristic

N/A G.654.D

Single-Mode or Multimode

N/A Single-Mode


N/A Ocean

Bend Performance

N/A Large Effective Area Low Loss
PMD @ 1550 nm (nominal)1 N/A 0.02 ps/√km

Core/Clad Concentricity Error (max)

N/A 0.5 µm
Mode Field Diameter at 15502 N/A 12.6 µm

Transmission Characteristics

Attenuation @ 1550 nm (nominal)

N/A 0.184 dB/km

Nominal Relative Dispersion Slope at 1550 nm

N/A 0.0031/ nm

Dispersion @1550 nm (nominal)

N/A 20 ps/(nm·km)

Effective Area (nominal)

N/A 130 µm2

Cable Cutoff Wavelength (max)

N/A 1530 nm

Effective Group Index of Refraction

N/A 1.467 at 1550 nm

Point Discontinuties at 1550 nm

N/A < 0.10 dB

Physical Characteristics

Clad Diameter

N/A 125 ± 0.7 µm

Mechanical and Other

Coating Strip Force (Mechanical)

N/A 102 to 918 g


N/A 18 colors available (including olive, lime, magenta, dark green, clear, and tan)

Matching Sets

N/A Yes

Tensile Proof Test (min)

N/A 200 kpsi

How To Order:

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 Low Mode Coupling (LMC) measurements
  • 2 Lower mode field diameters are available to accommodate specific cable design requirements