High-precision, two-dimensional fiber optic arrays are important for low-loss data optical switching systems. Without an array with high degree of precision, a low-loss system is not possible. Optical switches and precision arrays are needed by telecom service providers, government data networks, enterprise data centers, video studios and other industries.


Without high-precision arrays users may not have consistent reliability, and/or may suffer from lower performance. A lower-quality array will also have fewer active ports and higher signal losses to transport long-haul data enabling global voice, video, and data services. With these critical systems, low quality two-dimensional fiber optic arrays are simply unacceptable.


The data communications industry must have consistent connectivity due to the large amounts of data being transferred. For over 30 years, Fiberguide has been developing high-precision fiber arrays meeting the highest performance criteria possible, as well as passing GR-1221 specification. GR-1221, Issue 3 is the Telcordia generic reliability assurance requirements for passive optical components, and is the gold standard for equipment suppliers, design engineering, manufacturing, procurement, and reliability/quality. These criteria are highly demanding and require exceptional degrees of precision and manufacturing expertise. What this means is that Fiberguide’s two-dimensional optical array users get durability, reliability, very low signal loss and high transmission.


Fiberguide produces extremely tight tolerance one-dimensional (V-Grooves) and two-dimensional arrays using their patented manufacturing techniques. These arrays range from a few fibers to thousands of fibers, depending on the application. Fiberguide’s two-dimensional optical arrays are required for high-performance optical switches used in data communications applications, and data routings and for high-precision telescope applications. These arrays offer fiber-pointing accuracy of a few miliradians (mrad), core-to-core placement of less than 1um.


Fiberguide utilizes a novel wafer prototyping strategy ensuring rapid development, and a unique array of prototyping strategies and materials resulting in lower costs for initial samples. All of this contributes to the creation of the highest quality two-dimensional optical arrays.


For over thirty years, OEM manufacturers looking for a reliable, long-term, strategic partner in providing efficient, cost-effective, practical fiber optic solutions engineered to meet their specific needs have turned to Fiberguide Industries.


To learn more about Fiberguide’s array of solutions, visit https://www.fiberguide.com/product/arrays today!

Author: Kevin Rauscher

Fiberguide Marketing