Advancing Manufacturing Technology

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

End-of-Project Webinar: Development of Cleanliness Specification for Expanded Beam Connectors Project, Phase 2 - Session 1 (Americas/EMEA)

Start Date: 6/20/2018 11:00 AM EDT
End Date: 6/20/2018 12:00 PM EDT

United States 

Two sessions are being scheduled to accommodate different time zones.  These webinars are open to industry. 

  • Session 1 - North America / Europe
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
         8:00 a.m. PDT (North America)
         11:00 a.m. EDT (North America)
         4:00 p.m. BST (London)
         5:00 p.m. CEST (Central Europe)
    Register here for Session 1
  • Session 2 - Asia / North America
    Thursday, June 21, 2018
         9:00 a.m. CST (China)
         10:00 a.m. JST (Japan)
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
         6:00 p.m. PDT (North America)
         9:00 p.m. EDT (North America)
    Register here for Session 2
Expanded beam optical connectors use various techniques which diverge light into either a collimated or focused beam. This eliminates the need for physical contact between mating fibers. Unlike existing lensed transmitter optical sub-assembly (TOSA) and receiver optical sub-assembly (ROSA) devices and traditional MT interconnects, some expanded beam products are z-axis insensitive and significantly less susceptible to the effects of contamination promising cost savings for data center applications.

To date, no formal inspection contamination criteria have been adopted by the industry for any expanded beam connector. This project was organized to develop recommendations for visual inspection criteria for expanded beam connectors with different technologies based on experimental and modeling data.

More information about this project.