Industries and Applications


OFS offers a wide selection of specialty optical products that are widely used in components and modules for optical communication systems. Our products enable high-speed, long-distance, and wide-bandwidth optical communications with the high reliability we’ve demonstrated with our successful track record in submarine applications. Product lines for this application are qualified under Telcordia requirements.

What should I order?

OFS offers many products that meet these criteria. Try one of our recommended products, or contact us to learn what others we have available to meet your exact specifications.

RightWave Erbium-Doped Fiber.  OFS offers a complete line of RightWave Erbium-Doped Fiber for C- and L-Band amplifiers, as well as ASE Sources. Together with our OASiX® Optical Amplifier Simulation Software, our experienced and knowledgeable customer support staff can help you to determine which OFS erbium-doped fiber is best for you.

ClearLite® 980-16 Fiber.  With an NA of 0.16, this fiber is optimized for WDM pump/signal couplers used in EDFAs. ClearLite 980-20 Fiber delivers the best bend performance of all the ClearLite 980 Photonic Fibers. Both fibers operate at 980 and 1550 nm wavelengths. This allows WDM pump/signal couplers to combine the pump power at 980 nm and the transmission signal at 1550 nm into one fiber.

ClearLite® TruePhase® Fibers.  OFS's full line of ClearLite Polarization-Maintaining Photonic Fibers includes TruePhase fibers at the 980 nm wavelength with both standard 400 µm and reduced-buffer 245 µm sizes. TruePhase 980 fiber is designed for use in integrated EDFA modules. The fiber can be used to pigtail 980 pumps and to construct PM pump combiners or PM pump/signal WDM couplers.

Fixed Broadband and Reconfigurable dispersion compensating modules (DSCM) cover a wide range of applications over a broad wavelength spectrum. These modules offer superior PMD performance and excellent slope matching for any transmission fiber type, operating in any band. OFS  dispersion compensating modules are available with any dispersion value required from -10 to -2000 ps/nm in either C- or L-band.

In addition to the standard products found here, we can CUSTOMIZE a product to meet your specific need. To do this, please fill out a Worksheet or Contact us.

Sample Applications:

  • Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFAs)
  • Pump laser pigtails
  • Raman amplification
  • Lithium Niobate modulators
  • Transponders and Transceivers
  • Couplers—various types
  • Polarization-maintaining components
  • PM isolators
  • Hermetic feedthroughs
  • Fiber Bragg Gratings
  • Beam splitters and multiplexors
  • Miniaturized devices
  • Switches
  • Power combiners (aka Tapered Fiber Bundles)
  • Fiber to the home (FTTH)
  • Fiber to the office and other venues (FTTX)
  • CATV
  • Free space optics


  Temperature Range Chemical Resistance Abrasion Resistance Radiation Resistance UV Resistance Flame Retardance
PFA -200 to 260 °C Excellent Very Good Good Excellent Excellent
FEP -100 to 200 °C Excellent Very Good Good Excellent Excellent
ETFE -125 to 150 °C Excellent Excellent Very Good Excellent Excellent
PVDF -50 to 150 °C Excellent Excellent Very Good Very Good Excellent
PEEK -55 to 240 °C Excellent Excellent Good N/R Excellent
Thermoplastic Elastomer -50 to 120 °C Good Good N/R Excellent Very Good
PVC -40 to 105 °C N/R N/R N/R N/R Very Good
Nylon -65 to 105 °C N/R Very Good N/R N/R N/R

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