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The industry’s first zero water peak single-mode fiber for reliable full-spectrum performance + enhanced bend performance


AllWave®+ Zero Water Peak (ZWP) Single-Mode Optical Fiber improves performance for optical transmission systems operating over any part of the entire wavelength range from 1260 nm to 1625 nm compared with conventional single-mode fiber. AllWave+ Fiber offers the exceptional performance of our AllWave Fiber specifications along with a 40% smaller minimum bend radius, a 50% lower bend loss and a 33% improved polarization mode dispersion (PMD) link design value. AllWave+ Fiber intermixes seamlessly with the installed base of single-mode fibers with a nominal mode field diameter of 9.2 µm.

Product Description

AllWave+ Fiber is a combination ITU-T G.652.D and G.657.A1 compliant fiber ideally designed for use in backhaul, metropolitan, and FTTX networks. Developed and manufactured by OFS, AllWave+ Fiber provides low and stable loss performance in the 1360 – 1460 nm E-band; plus it offers reduced bending loss to improve performance for applications operating in the bend-sensitive 1460 – 1625 nm S, C, and L bands. Its bending performance is far superior to the G.652.D Recommendation and compliant to the G.657.A1 Recommendation, supporting a minimum bend radius of 10 mm and lower bend loss than conventional single-mode fibers. This low bending loss provides improved performance and service reliability and helps to reduce the size of cables and terminals for lower cost installations. AllWave+ Fiber also has the same 9.2 micron mode field (light carrying) diameter of the installed base of single-mode fibers, such as AllWave Fiber, which enables seamless splicing, testing, and faster network turn-up.


  • Low optical loss across the entire spectrum from 1260 – 1625 nm
  • Lower bending loss for improved performance and service reliability, and to help reduce the size of cables and terminals
  • A 9.2 micron nominal mode field diameter to facilitate splicing and testing
  • Geometric control at the industry’s tightest level for ultra-low splice loss and improved connector performance
  • Low, stable loss performance in the 1360 – 1460 nm E-band, enabling 16-channel CWDM, DWDM, and FTTX support on a single fiber
  • Comprised of high purity synthetic silica for long-term attenuation stability and mechanical reliability
  • Ultra-low fiber PMD allows for speed and distance upgrades


AllWave+ Fiber provides outstanding cable performance and design freedom for fiber management systems in:

  • FTTX
  • Local access
  • Mobile backhaul
  • Metro access
  • Metro edge
  • Campus backbones
  • Long haul
Unit of Measure


Performance Characteristic

N/A G.652.D G.657.A1

Single-Mode or Multimode

N/A Single-Mode


N/A Campus backbones FTTx Local access Long haul Metro access Metro edge Mobile backhaul

Bend Performance

N/A Bend Optimized
Mode Field Diameter at 15501 N/A 10.4 ± 0.5 µm

Physical Characteristics

Clad Diameter

N/A 125.0 ± 0.7 µm

Clad Non-Circularity

N/A ≤ 0.7 %

Core/Clad Concentricity Error (Offset)

N/A ≤ 0.5 µm, < 0.2 µm typical

Coating Diameter (Uncolored)

N/A 237 - 247 µm

Coating-Clad Concentricity Error (Offset)

N/A ≤ 12 µm

Tensile Proof Test

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 Maximum Typical
     at 1310 nm≤ 0.34 dB/km≤ 0.33 dB/km
     at 1385 nm≤ 0.31 dB/km≤ 0.27 dB/km
     at 1490 nm≤ 0.24 dB/km≤ 0.21 dB/km
     at 1550 nm≤ 0.20 dB/km≤ 0.19 dB/km
     at 1625 nm≤ 0.24 dB/km≤ 0.20 dB/km

Attenuation Uniformity/Point Discontinuities at 1310 and 1550 nm

N/A ≤ 0.05 dB

Attenuation vs. Wavelength

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 attenuation of the reference wavelength (λ) by more than the value α .

Macrobend Attenuation

The maximum attenuation with bending does not exceed the specified values under the following deployment conditions:
Deployment Condition Wavelength Induced Attenuation
1 turn on a 10 mm radius mandrel1550 nm≤ 0.75 dB
1625 nm ≤ 1.5 dB
10 turns on a 15 mm radius mandrel1550 nm≤ 0.25 dB
1625 nm≤ 1.0 dB
100 turns on 25 & 30 mm radius mandrels1550 nm≤ 0.03 dB
1625 nm≤ 0.03 dB

Zero Chromatic Dispersion Wavelength (λ0)

N/A 1302 – 1322 nm

Zero Chromatic Dispersion Slope (S0)

N/A ≤ 0.090 ps/(nm²·km)

Typical Dispersion Slope

N/A 0.087 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 9.2 ± 0.4 µm

Cable Cutoff Wavelength (λCC)

N/A ≤ 1260 nm

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

N/A ≤ 0.04 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

Temperature & Humidity Cycling (At -10 to +85 to ~ 98% RH)

N/A ≤ 0.05 dB/km

Water Immersion (23 + 2 ºC)

N/A ≤ 0.05 dB/km

Dynamic Fatigue Stress Corrosion Parameter (nd)

N/A (nd) ≥ 20

Ordering Information

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