OFS offers a full line of ocean fibers that meet the application requirements for submarine cable systems. Our fibers economically support today’s systems requirements, whether you are deploying a non-repeatered short-haul system or the longest transoceanic routes. As the technology leader in the development of new fibers that address today’s stringent requirements for high-speed (10-40 Gb/s) systems, OFS will work with your designers to support your latest undersea opportunity.
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AllWave® FLEX Zero Water Peak (ZWP) Single-Mode Ocean Fibers

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AllWave® Zero Water Peak (ZWP) Single-mode Ocean Fibers

TeraWave® SCUBA 125 - Fiber Spool

TeraWave® SCUBA 125 Ocean Fibers

TeraWave® SCUBA 150 - Fiber Spool

TeraWave® SCUBA 150 Ocean Fibers

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TeraWave® SLA+ Ocean Fibers
Single-Mode or Multimode N/A Single-Mode
Performance Characteristic N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A G.654.D
Applications N/A Ocean N/A Ocean N/A Applications without repeaters Ocean - Ultra-long haul networks N/A Applications without repeaters Ocean - Ultra-long haul networks N/A Ocean
Bend Performance N/A N/A N/A Low Loss Ultra Large Effective Area N/A Low Loss Ultra Large Effective Area N/A Large Effective Area Low Loss
Attenuation @ 1550 nm (nominal) N/A 0.189 dB/km N/A 0.188 dB/km N/A ≤ 0.156 dB/km N/A 0.155 dB/km N/A 0.184 dB/km
Attenuation @ 1550 nm (max) N/A < 0.20 dB/km N/A < 0.20 dB/km N/A N/A N/A
Nominal Relative Dispersion Slope at 1550 nm N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.0031/ nm
Dispersion Slope @1550 nm (nominal) N/A 0.060 ps/(nm²·km) N/A 0.060 ps/(nm²·km) N/A N/A N/A
Dispersion @1550 nm (nominal) N/A 16.9 ps/(nm·km) N/A 16.6 ps/(nm·km) N/A 22 ps/(nm·km) N/A 22 ps/(nm·km) N/A 20 ps/(nm·km)
Mode Field Diameter at 15501 N/A N/A 10.4 ± 0.5 µm N/A 12.3 µm N/A 13.8 µm N/A 12.6 µm
Mode Field Diameter N/A 10.0 ± 0.5 µm N/A N/A N/A N/A
Effective Area (nominal) N/A 76 µm2 N/A 83 µm2 N/A 125 µm2 N/A 153 µm2 N/A 130 µm2
Cable Cutoff Wavelength N/A < 1260 nm N/A < 1260 nm N/A N/A N/A
Cable Cutoff Wavelength (max) N/A N/A N/A 1530 nm N/A 1530 nm N/A 1530 nm
PMD @ 1550 nm (nominal)2 N/A < 0.02 ps/√km N/A < 0.02 ps/√km N/A 0.02 ps/√km N/A 0.02 ps/√km N/A 0.02 ps/√km
Effective Group Index of Refraction N/A 1.468 N/A 1.468 N/A 1.465 at 1550 nm N/A 1.465 at 1550 nm N/A 1.467 at 1550 nm
Point Discontinuties at 1550 nm N/A 0.05 dB N/A 0.05 dB N/A < 0.10 dB N/A < 0.10 dB N/A < 0.10 dB
Clad Diameter N/A 125 ± 0.7 µm
Core/Clad Concentricity Error (max) N/A 0.5 µm N/A 0.5 µm N/A N/A N/A 0.5 µm
Clad Non-circularity (max) N/A 1.0 % N/A 1.0 % N/A N/A N/A 1.0 %
Coating Diameter, uncolored N/A 235 to 250 µm N/A 255 µm N/A 240 - 250 µm N/A 255 µm N/A
Coating/Clad Concentricity Error (nominal) N/A 3 µm N/A 3 µm N/A N/A N/A 255 µm
Coating/Clad Concentricity Error (max) N/A 12 µm N/A 12 µm N/A ≤ 12 µm N/A ≤ 12 µm N/A 12 µm
Coating Diameter (Colored) N/A 254 ± 8 µm N/A 265 ± 15 µm N/A N/A N/A
Tensile Proof Test (min) N/A 200 kpsi1.4 GPa N/A 200 kpsi1.4 GPa N/A 200 kpsi N/A 200 kpsi N/A 200 kpsi
Dynamic Fatigue Parameter (Nd) N/A > 20 N/A = 20 N/A ≥ 20 N/A ≥ 20 N/A ≥ 20
Static Fatigue Parameter (na) N/A > 20 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Coating Type N/A D-Lux Series Coatings N/A D-Lux Series Coatings N/A N/A N/A
Coating Strip Force (Mechanical) N/A 1.3 N (0.3 lb-ft) min 8.9 N (2.0 lb-ft) max N/A 1.0 N (0.3 lb-ft) min 8.9 N (2.0 lb-ft) max N/A 1.0 to 8.9 N N/A 1.0 to 8.9 N N/A 102 to 918 g
Coating Adhesion N/A 13 N (3.0 lb-ft) max 6.2 N (1.4 lb-ft) min N/A N/A N/A N/A
Colors N/A Customer specified N/A Customer specified N/A 24 colors available N/A 16 colors available (including olive, lime, magenta, and tan) N/A 18 colors available (including olive, lime, magenta, dark green, clear, and tan)
Matching Sets N/A Customer may order sets (groups) of fiber with matching length and mix N/A Customer may order sets (groups) of fiber with matching length and mix N/A Yes N/A Yes N/A Yes
Length N/A N/A N/A 50.4 km (Other lengths available upon request) km N/A N/A
  • 1 Lower mode field diameters are available to accommodate specific cable design requirements
  • 2 Low Mode Coupling (LMC) measurements