Fiber-optic communication is a method of transmitting information from one place to
another by sending pulses of light through an optical fiber. The light forms an electromagnetic
carrier wave that is modulated to carry information. First developed in the 1970s, fiber-optic
communication systems have revolutionized the telecommunications industry and have played
a major role in the advent of the Information Age. Because of its advantages over electrical
transmission, optical fibers have largely replaced copper wire communications in core
networks in the developed world.
The process of communicating using fiber-optics involves the following basic steps:
Creating the optical signal involving the use of a transmitter, relaying the signal along
the fiber, ensuring that the signal does not become too distorted or weak, receiving
the optical signal, and converting it into an electrical signal. - Wikipedia
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Fiber Optics Resources
3DLens | Taiwan
lens, polarizer, infrared fresnel lens, OHP fresnel lens.
Abidale IT Solutions
| (01287) 218004 | UK
Provides a range of IT and communications services including
the supply, installation and support of standalone & networked computers, network
servers, network hardware (routers, firewalls etc), telephone systems, closed circuit
television systems, IP CCTV systems, public address systems, entertainment systems, copper
data & voice cabling, fibre optic cabling.
800-452-4844 | Santa Clara, CA
Test equipment, racks, cables, adapters, amplifiers,
cables, RF switches, EEsof EDA products.
Allied Wire & Cable
| 800-828-9473 | Collegeville, PA
Distributor and manufacturer of electronic and electrical
wire and cable, tubing and cable assemblies. We also specialize in custom-made cable
or custom specialty cable for all wire and cable requirements including flexible cable.
Alpha Wire Co
| 800-522-5742 | Elizabeth, NJ
Coax, hookup, plenum, ribbon, multiconductor, fiber
Amp (now Tyco Electronics)
800-522-6752 | Harrisburg, PA
Amplifiers, antennas, cable assemblies, circuit protection,
connectors, data bus components, fiber optics, filters, GPS receivers, heat shrink, bundling,
tubing, identification labeling, magnetic circuit breakers, mixers, modulators, networking
products, passive products, power modules, PCB's, relays, sensors, signal generation
products, switches, shunts, knobs, terminal blocks, thermal circuit breakers, thermal
cooling solutions, touch screen products, transistors, wire, cable.
Avanex | 510-897-4188
| Fremont, CA
Optoelectronic components and subsystems for multiplexing, dispersion
management, switching and routing, transmission, amplification, monitoring, network managed
| 866-844-6699 | Austin, TX
Copper cables, connectors, fiber optics, power supplies,
test fixtures, molded plastics, custom tooling, metal castings, forgings, powdered metal,
stampings, precision machining, mechanical assembly.
| 732-528-4520 | Manasquan, NJ
Custom cable assemblies, RF cables, fiber cables, RF
sub systems, TFOCA11, M28876, attenuators, amplifiers, terminations RF components, ISO
| 775-782-1041 | Minden, NV
Produces thin film sputtered and etched circuits,
fabricates RF microwave components such as mixers, attenuators, combiners, amplifier
substrates and filters. We are a build to print service and can fabricate in volumes;
servicing the microwave, optronics, aerospace markets.
EMCORE Corp |
626-293-3400 | Albuquerque, NM
Manufacurer of fiber optics products including CATV
| FTTx, telecom tunable DWDM, satellite & microwave products, datacom transceivers,
specialty & defense products, and EMCORE Connects Cables
| 859-572-8000 | Highland Heights, KY
Data communications, fiber optic, telecommunications,
bare and high-voltage transmission, low and medium voltage distribution, electronics,
specialty, instrumentation, power and control cables, automotive, cord and mining, cordset
products, harnesses and assemblies.
Gould Fiber Optics
| 410-987-1201 | Millersville, MD
Splitters/couplers, WDMs, DWDMs, isolators, circulators,
attenuators, connectors, adapters, integrated solutions.
| 802-878-0555 | Essex Junction, VT
Coax, S-parameter and PIM test data available
on every cable, RF connectors, adapters, antennas, fiber-optic products.
408-572-5200 | Sunnyvale, CA
Optical network products and services.
Kyocera | 800-468-2957
| San Diego, CA
Fine ceramic components, semiconductor parts, fiber optic components,
automotive ceramics, electronic components, industrial lenses, LCDs, thermal printheads,
a-Si photoreceptor drums, LED printheads, industrial cutting tools.
| 888-883-4273 | Plattsburgh, NY
Fiber optic cable assemblies - multimode, single-mode
patch cords, adapters, and attenuators.
Luxtera | 760-448-3520
| Carlsbad, CA
Provides silicon photonics connectivity solutions.
Microwave Photonic Systems
| 888-868-8967 | West Chester, PA
Fiber optic systems, attenuators, splitter/combiners,
RF analog fiber optic transmitters/receivers.
Miteq | 631-436-7400
| Hauppauge, NY
Amplifiers, mixers, frequency multipliers, passive power components,
solid-state switches, attenuators, power dividers, RF and IF signal processing components,
oscillators, frequency synthesizers, integrated multifunction assemblies, fiber optic
products, up/downconverters, test translators, IF/video equalizers, redundancy switchover
units, video modulators and modems.
| 727-733-2447 | Dunedin, FL
Analog-to-digital converters, software, light sources,
lasers, OEMs, optical fibers, optical components, probes, sensors, spectrometers, thin
films, R&D services.
Optical Zonu Corporation
| 818 780 9701 | Los Angeles, CA
RF over Fiber products utilized in systems providing
wireless coverage enhancement for in-building distribution of GSM, PCS, CDMA, WCDMA,
3G, DVB-T, WIFA mobile systems, tunnels, mines, RF systems, fiber fed repeaters, BTS
"hotels" and distributed antenna systems. Defense applications include remote antennas,
phase array radars, spectrum monitoring and other applications requiring low loss and
EMI immunity benefits of fiber optics. GPS over fiber, distributed timing, delay lines,
L-, S-, C-Band and Satcom fiber links plus Wi-Max and 4G LTE.
Pacific Aerospace & Electronics
| 509-664-8000 | Wenatchee, WA
Hermetic aluminum packaging, laser weldable 50 Ω
hermetic feedthroughs, field replaceable connectors, MIL-STD-1344, MIL-STD-202, D-SUB,
RF, round formats in aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, or custom alloys, fiber optic
| 978-670-4990 | Billerica, MA
RF over fiber solutions including transmitters, receivers,
link subsystems, components and engineering services.
| 609-584-9696 | Mercerville, NJ
Develops and manufactures VCSEL type of diode lasers
and VCSEL based high power diode laser modules for various applications such as pumping
of solid state lasers, illumination, medical and many other diode laser applications.
| +972-8-976-06-82 | Israel
OptiBlocks fiber optic rapid prototyping system, custom
fiber optic bundle assemblies.
Radiall | 203-380-9800
| Stratford, CT
Antennas, attenuators, couplers, DC blocks, detectors, fiber optic
components, phase shifters, surge protectors, terminations, coaxial adapters, connectors,
(now Emerson Network Power) | 800-323-6858 | Chicago, IL
optical links, backplane connectivity, flex circuitry, multi-fiber connectivity.
Thor Labs |
973-579-7227 | Newton, NJ
Optical bench fixtures, lenses, lasers, splitters, mirrors,
light generators, detectors, collimations accessories, optical fiber, connectors, splicing