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FOC Tips: Passive component tester configurations

Passive component testers are a combination of firmware and hardware that, as noted earlier, must be correctly configured for your specific product. Many PCTs offer the following features: Insertion Loss/Return Loss module, which contains light sources and a detector...

FOC Tips: MT ferrule geometry measurements

In regards to MT ferrule geometry measurements, Minus Coplanarity (or Minus-Side Coplanarity) is one way to describe how “flat” or “co-planar” an array of fibers is. To ensure minimum optical performance requirements of the telecom world, it is important to...

FOC Tips: SMA connector application

Laser cleaving shows also a significant process advantage for large-core fiber applications with SMA connectors terminated as the laser beam cuts thicker fibers which are more difficult to scribe.   Additional resources from the FOC team include: Glossary,...