The industry's first zero water peak single-mode fiber for reliable full-spectrum performance.


AllWave® Zero Water Peak (ZWP) Single-Mode Optical Fiber is a full-spectrum fiber designed for optical transmission systems operating over the entire wavelength range from 1260 nm to 1625 nm. Developed by OFS, the fiber is made with a patented manufacturing process that permanently removes the water peak defect to ensure low and stable loss performance in the 1400 nm band and over the lifetime of the cable. AllWave ZWP Fiber offers the lowest loss of all commercial low water peak fibers in the industry for access and FTTX networks.

With the availability of electronics throughout the spectrum, including the previously unused 1360 – 1460 nm “E” band, AllWave ZWP Fiber provides additional capacity in the network.

Product Description:

AllWave ZWP Fiber is ideally designed for use in metropolitan, local, and access networks due to its superior specifications – low optical loss across the entire wavelength range from 1260 to 1625 nm, tightest available geometry, low splice loss, and low polarization mode dispersion (PMD).  Combined with complete compatibility with embedded fiber base, these features provide ultimate network design flexibility and enable cost-effective solutions to help maximize return on investment.

  • Low optical loss across the entire spectrum from 1260 – 1625 nm, providing a 50 percent increase in usable spectrum, enabling 16-channel CWDM as well as DWDM support
  • A patented manufacturing technology that permanently removes the water peak defect for low, stable loss performance in the 1400 nm band
  • Long-term attenuation reliability due to the use of high purity synthetic silica
  • Ultra-low fiber PMD allows speed and distance upgrades
  • The industry’s tightest geometric control for lowest splice loss and improved connectorization performance
  • Macrobend performance superior to the G.652D standard

AllWave ZWP Fiber provides outstanding performance and design freedom for fiber management systems in:
  • Metro access
  • Metro edge
  • Local access
  • FTTX
  • Campus backbones
  • Long haul
Unit of Measure


Performance Characteristic

N/A G.652.D

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 Full Spectrum
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 typically

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≤ 0.21 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 attentuation 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, 32 mm (1.2 inch) diameter1550 nm< 0.05 dB
100 turns, 50 mm (2 inch) diameter1310 nm< 0.05 dB
1550 nm< 0.05 dB
100 turns, 60 mm (2.4 inch) diameter1550 nm< 0.05 dB
1625 nm< 0.05 dB

Zero Chromatic Dispersion Wavelength (λ0)

N/A 1302 – 1322 nm 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 < 0.06 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

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

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 Lower mode field diameters are available to accommodate specific cable design requirements