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White Papers

Innovation is a key component of the AFL culture and one of our core values. Our engineers continually research and develop the latest in optical fiber technology to provide the best solutions for the industry and our customers. Check out these white papers - you might find the answer you're seeking.

Fiber Optic Cable

Benefits of Fiber Optics for Underground Mine Communications

Distributed Temperature Sensing

eABF - The New Approach to Enterprise Fiber Optic Cabling

The Evolution of Micro-Cables

Fluorine-doped Core Boosts Radiation Resistance of Single-mode Fiber

Ultra-Density Fiber Cable Technology for FTTx and Access Markets Using New Spider Web Ribbon

Ultra-High Fiber Density (288 Fibers) Micro-Duct Cable with Extreme Operating Performance


Fiber Outside Plant

Benefits of Aerial Splicing

Network System Cost Study


Specialty Fiber

Novel Optical Fiber Design for Hydrogen-rich Harsh Environment

High-Performance Hermetic Optical Fiber for Downhole Applications

High Reliability Hermetic Optical Fiber for Oil and Gas Application

New Designs Increase Functionality of Specialty Fiber

Optic Lenses Manufactured on Fiber Ends

Single-Polarization (PZ) Fiber