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Multicore fibers, providing a platform for next generation Telecoms cables & Biomedical sensors
6 May 14

Multicore fibers, providing a platform for next generation Telecoms cables & Biomedical sensors

6th May 2014, Fibercore, a UK based global market leader in the design and manufacture of specialty optical fiber has developed an advanced capability for the fabrication of Multicore Fibers. Standard, demonstration product has four cores, but the fabrication method is exceptionally versatile, allowing virtually any practical configuration, spacing and number of cores. Multicore is an exciting new technology that is providing a platform for the next generation of telecommunication devices and sensor systems.
 
In the telecoms sector, Multicore fibers can be used to reduce dramatically the amount of space required and increase the bandwidth of cables used in data centers and exchanges:

Data cables can be reduced in size by having, for instance, eight cores within one fiber. This would replace the existing technology from an eight fiber ribbon to a single fiber cable, dramatically reducing the cross sectional area of a cable. Alternatively, the eight fibers can be replaced by eight Multicore fibers, increasing the cable bandwidth by eight times.

In the biomedical sector, using Fibercore designs with photosensitive cores, Fiber Bragg Gratings may be inscribed into each core providing the ability to use the fiber as a 3D shape sensor.

Multicore fibers come with the option for fiber customization, providing the best possible fiber for applications. Fibercore offer a drilling technology to position the cores, making it possible to place virtually any core in any position within the fiber.

Dr. Andy Gillooly of Fibercore “Our Multicore fiber technology provides us with extreme flexibility to design what the customer needs and does not limit them to stack-and-draw design constraints.”


About Fibercore
Founded 1982, Fibercore is a leading innovator, designer and manufacturer of specialty fiber serving customers across the world. Products include specialty fiber for the Aerospace, Defence, Telecommunications, Oil and Gas, Medical and Fiber Laser industries – the business is a global market leader. The company’s operations are headquartered in Fibercore House, a custom built Southampton based facility. Fibercore has four Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

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Editorial contact
For further information including scheduling interviews with Fibercore’s experts and photography please contact:

Helen Morris | Marketing Manager | Fibercore Ltd
University Parkway | Southampton Science Park |
Southampton | Hampshire | SO16 7QQ | UK

Tel: +44 (0) 02380 765343            
Email Helen.Morris@fibercore.com

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