Today’s fiber optic network operators must address microbending, an ongoing challenge which occurs when random bends occur in the fiber axis resulting in small deformations and can cause attenuation and ultimately signal transmission loss. This occurs when fiber is forced onto cabling materials, fiber-to-fiber contacting points, or fiber being pressed on any rough surface.
DSM’s DeSolite® Supercoatings is engineered to significantly improve microbending sensitivity at the fastest processing speeds, ensuring the best economy of high speed production and superior attenuation performance. In standard basket-weave testing, DeSolite® Supercoatings display 90% less sensitivity to microbend attenuation as compared to alternative coating systems.
This is a performance advantage critical for today’s new FTTx designs, especially at the longer wavelengths of 1625nm. Improved performance is also demonstrated in temperature extremes, ensuring a robust solution with minimal signal attenuation especially in low temperature environments.