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Optoelectronics & Communications

Multimode flexible optical fiber

Corning Incorporated has announced a new ClearCurve ® ultra-bendable multimode optical fiber for use in data centers and enterprise networks. Corning ClearCurve multimode fiber is the world's first laser-optimized multimode fiber to withstand tight bends at or below 10 mm radius with substantially less signal loss than traditional multimode fiber. This new fiber allows designers, installers and operators of enterprise networks -- including local area networks, data centers and industrial networks -- to deploy optical fiber in more places by delivering all of the bandwidth benefits of optical fiber in a package that is easier to handle and install than copper.

Traditionally when optical cable experiences very tight bends, it can result in signal loss and costly down time. ClearCurve multimode fiber's improved bend performance minimizes signal loss and enables faster and more efficient optical cable pathways, routing and installation.

ClearCurve 50-micron multimode fiber meets or exceeds the OM3 industry standard for high-bandwidth, laser-optimized multimode fibers, as well as the proposed OM4 standard. Laser-optimized multimode fibers are the fibers of choice for bandwidth-intensive companies such as financial institutions, hospitals, high-tech manufacturing firms and universities.

"Multimode optical fiber is the most cost-effective, future-proof solution for enterprise networks," said Martin J. Curran, senior vice president and general manager, Corning Optical Fiber. "Our customers can maintain the benefits of multimode fiber while maximizing system reliability, minimizing downtime, and realizing overall space savings and reduced cost."

www.corning.com/clearcurve