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SteadiBeam® 1064 nm 100 W Isolator
The SteadiBeam® 1064 nm 100 W Isolator is ideal for fiber amplifier and fiber laser applications.
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SteadiBeam® 1064 nm 200 W Isolator
AFR's SteadiBeam® is the best Isolator designed for high power pulse fiber lasers.
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1064 nm 2 W Isolator
The 1064 nm 2 W Isolator is ideal for fiber laser and instrumentation applications.
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980 nm 20 W Polarization Maintaining Isolator
The 980 nm 20 W Polarization Maintaining Isolator is ideal for fiber laser and instrumentation applications.
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Variable Optical Attenuator
MEMS Variable Optical Attenuator
The MEMS Variable Optical Attenuator is based on an electrostatic drived MEMS chip.
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Dragon 20 kW High Power Laser Cable
Dragon 20 kW High Power Laser Cable
It provides QBH compatible connector for high power fiber lasers up to 20 kW. 
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  • Dec 27, 2023 Revolutionizing High-Speed Optical Devices: The Promising Future of TFLN

    Dec. 27, 2023 – The relentless expansion of data traffic in fiber-optic communication networks, fueled by emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and big data, has become a driving force for innovation. According to Allied Market Research, the global data center market is anticipated to soar to $24.6 billion by 2031, with a remarkable compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9%. This surge in data transmission demands high-speed optical devices capable of handling the increased workload.

    Key Advantages of TFLN Material

    Conventional optical modules currently employ chips based on silicon photonics and indium phosphide platforms. Nevertheless, constraints in material bandwidth and suboptimal linearity have given rise to bottlenecks for applications exceeding 800 Gbps. A revolutionary solution to these challenges arises with the introduction of thin-film lithium niobate (TFLN) material.

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    Table 1. Comparison of Material Technology for Optical Devices

    In Table 1, TFLN emerges as a promising material technology, surpassing mature counterparts like LiNbO₃, InP, and SiPh. Notably, TFLN stands out with its remarkable advantages in low optical loss and large bandwidth. Its excellence extends to key performance factors like Half-Wave Voltage, Extinction Ratio, Linearity, and Seamless Integration, marking it as a leading contender in optical innovation. As the technology matures and market applications broaden, the cost of TFLN is expected to decrease, driven by economies of scale in production.

    TFLN Industry Chain Solidifies for Future Breakthroughs

    The optimistic outlook of the TFLN industry is drawing numerous technology enterprises, fostering the rapid development of a complete ecosystem. Key players such as AFR (headquartered in Zhuhai, China), HyperLight (based in Cambridge, MA, USA), Liobate (situated in Nanjing, China), NanoLN (located in Jinan, China) and Novel Si Integrated Technology (based in Shanghai, China) have pledged their dedication to forging a robust chain in this burgeoning field, covering materials, wafers, chips, modulators, and optical modules. With a unified commitment to collaboration across the industrial chain, the year 2024 is expected to witness remarkable breakthroughs in this rapidly evolving sector.

  • Dec 14, 2023 AFR Panel Discussion Unveils Insights into Future of TFLN Technology at LiNC 2023

    Dec. 14, 2023 – Advanced Fiber Resources (AFR) orchestrated a dynamic panel discussion at the LiNC 2023, where leading experts delved into the forefront of TFLN (Thin Film Lithium Niobate) technology. Moderated by Dr. Dennis Zhou, AFR's Vice President, the panel featured esteemed figures including Prof. Marko Lončar from Harvard University, Prof. Xinlun Cai from Sun Yat-Sen University, Prof. Xin Ou from Shanghai Inst. Microsys. Inform. Technol., CAS, and Dr. Hui Hu from NanoLN, covering a diverse spectrum of topics.

    AFR Industry Forum Panel Discussion

    Dr. Dennis Zhou initiated the dialogue by inquiring about the breakthroughs expected in the coming years, in the rapidly evolving landscape of TFLN technology.

    Prof. Marko Lončar expressed, "My focus is on research opportunities and scientific advancements, particularly in commercializing this technology, I'm particularly excited about its applications in photonics. Optical computing has been around for a long time, and TFLN holds promising potential in this realm."

    Prof. Xin Ou concurred with Prof. Loncar, underscoring the importance of research breakthroughs and cost reduction, particularly in the context of wafer costs. “The point is how we can make it more competitive and acceptable for the industry and products compared to other materials such as InP and SiPh..” He said.

    Addressing the significant barriers hindering the promotion of TFLN technology, Prof. Marko Lončar identified three key challenges: a scarcity of time and skilled personnel, reliability concerns in the manufacturing process, and cost considerations.

    Prof. Xinlun Cai echoed Prof. Loncar's sentiments, emphasizing the necessity of finding more applications to accelerate TFLN adoption. He identified data centers and AI clusters as potential markets, highlighting the importance of product maturity and end-user education. ”I’m a big believer of this technology. TFLN can go very far, it will be the winner if applied to 200G+ transfers. Companies like HyperLight, Liobate and AFR are shaping this young industry, we are kind of like doing experiment, trying to find a way to lead the future.” He said.

    Discussing the opportune moment for TFLN modulators to surpass incumbent technologies, Prof. Xinlun Cai identified the rapidly evolving landscape, citing the unexpected rise of AI clusters and the urgent demand for 800G. He highlighted the current focus on 1.6T as a new opportunity, requiring extensive work for qualification, mass production, and market capture.

    As the panel concluded, participants offered collaborative strategies to expedite TFLN technology development. Dr. Hui Hu underscored the importance of enhanced communication and cooperation within the industry, while Prof. Xin Ou advocated for the inclusion of representatives from the system and investment fields to strengthen the industry chain. Dr. Dennis Zhou proposed collaborative efforts with standard organizations to establish and promote industry standards. Meanwhile, he also forecasted that there will be one forum and one technical session hosted by HyperLight and AFR during OFC 2024 in San Diego, USA. It is anticipated that this event will foster additional cooperation and inspire innovative ideas.

    About AFR

    Advanced Fiber Resources (AFR) designs and manufactures standard and custom components, modulators, and provides contract manufacturing solutions to our customers. Our products are widely used in fiber laser, telecom, data center, fiber sensing, autonomous driving, biomedical equipment, as well as research institutes and universities around the globe. AFR’s products have been sold to customers in more than 40 countries and regions worldwide.

  • Dec 14, 2023 AFR Co-Organized LiNC-2023 in Hong Kong

    Dec. 14, 2023 – Advanced Fiber Resources (AFR) proudly participated as a co-organizer in the Lithium Niobate Photonics Conference 2023 (LiNC-2023), held from Dec. 6-9 in Hong Kong.

    The conference, encompassing keynote, technical, and poster sessions, brought together leading experts from academia and industry to share the latest advances and challenges in the field of lithium niobate (LN) photonics. The seamless organization and preparation of LiNC-2023, crucial to its success, were made possible through the dedicated efforts of key individuals. Dr. Cheng Wang from City University of Hong Kong, serving as the conference chair, along with Dr. Liu Liu from Zhejiang University and Dr. Changjian Guo from South China Normal University, played pivotal roles in the comprehensive planning and execution.

    As an invited speaker of Technical Session, Dennis Zhou, VP of AFR, delivered a presentation titled “Energy efficient optical interconnect for AI clusters and data centers”, solidifying AFR's presence as a key contributor to the industry. During the talk, Dr. Zhou highlighted the potential of AFR's lithium niobate modulators in addressing energy-efficient interface challenges, showcasing their diverse applications. TFLN technology, a cornerstone in AFR's advancements, plays a critical role in optical modulation, frequency conversion, integrated photonics, high-speed detection, and nonlinear optical applications. This underscores the pivotal significance of TFLN in enhancing the capabilities of data centers and ultra-high-speed optical communication systems, aligning AFR with cutting-edge technological developments in the industry.

    In addition, AFR hosted an Industry Forum, where distinguished experts, including Prof. Marko Lončar from Harvard University, Prof. Xinlun Cai from Sun Yat-Sen University, Prof. Xin Ou from Shanghai Inst. Microsys. Inform. Technol., CAS, and Dr. Hui Hu from NanoLN, participated in a lively panel discussion. This forum provided a platform for sharing insights and debating various aspects of LN-based integration technologies.

    Lithium Niobate has emerged as a game-changing material in photonics, opening up new possibilities and applications across various industries. The LiNC-2023 conference will serve as a dynamic platform for experts, researchers, and industry leaders to converge, exchange ideas, and explore the frontiers of this cutting-edge technology. AFR looks forward to continuing its role in driving advancements and fostering connections within this dynamic field.

    About AFR

    Advanced Fiber Resources (AFR) designs and manufactures standard and custom components, modulators, and provides contract manufacturing solutions to our customers. Our products are widely used in fiber laser, telecom, data center, fiber sensing, autonomous driving, biomedical equipment, as well as research institutes and universities around the globe. AFR’s products have been sold to customers in more than 40 countries and regions worldwide.
Events
China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE)'2023

Date: September 6-8, 2023

Location: Shenzhen, China

Booth: 12B15

Laser World of Photonics China'2023
Date: July 11-13, 2023

Location: Shanghai, China

Booth: 8.1A502

Laser World of Photonics'2023

Date: June 27-30, 2023

Location: Munich, Germany

Booth: B1.425

OFC'2023

Date: March 7-9, 2023

Location: San Diego, California, USA

Booth: 2329

Photonics West'2023

Date: January 31-February 2, 2023

Location: San Francisco, USA

Booth: 5009, Hall F

OFC'2022

Date: March 8-10, 2022

Location: San Diego, California, USA

Booth: 4925

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Assembly Process Engineer (San Donato Milanese – Milan – Italy)
Job Responsibilities: 1. Working in clean room environment to improve, implement, enhance, and develop production process flows for optoelectronic devices’ assembly steps 2. Analyze and enhance current optoelectronic assembly/packaging techniques 3. Support new components and new products’ introduction from design to manufacturing steps 4. Optimize process parameters, to improve process yield, throughput, and reliability 5. Implement process controls and quality assurance measures to ensure consistent and reliable process results, such as establishing control plans, process instructions, and inspection criteria 6. Responsible of troubleshooting for manufacturing and engineering problems related with optoelectronic device assembly/packaging steps 7. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including design engineers, supply chain and manufacturing personnel Job Requirements: 1. Bachelor Degree (or higher) in Engineering, Optics, Electronics, Semiconductors, telecommunication or equivalent technical discipline 2. 5 years+ of working experience in related industry (particularly in semiconductors with optoelectronic assembly/packaging) 3. Ability to analyze assembly/packaging process flows, and work to improve them through experiments, research, and failure analysis, equipment knowledge 4. Ability to work within a cleanroom environment 5. CAD / SolidWorks design knowledge is a plus 6. Knowledge of process/product validation procedures and techniques 7. Knowledge of basic six sigma / lean manufacturing concepts like capability studies and SPC 8. Application of process and product FMEA, problem solving techniques, risk analysis 9. Competent with Microsoft Office applications and Minitab 10. Fluent English is preferred What We Offer: 1. Dynamic work team 2. Professional growth 3. Opportunity to work in an international team environment and interaction with all function and teams Contact Info Chiara Giglio Phone: +39 02 51884276 E-mail: chiara.giglio@fiber-resources.com Website: www.fiber-resources.com Address: Via Federico Fellini, 4 20097 San Donato Milanese (MI) - Italy
Device Engineer (San Donato Milanese – Milan – Italy)
Job Responsibilities: 1. To improve existing product portfolio or new products under development 2. Controls new product introduction  coordinating with Design team 3. Team working to define, develop and deploy process flows and tools to realize a cost effective and a manufacturable product 4. Works to define production test specifications and identify SPC parameters selection, controlling product performance 5. Ability to effectively manage project teams and resources (for senior level and above) Job Requirements: 1. Master Degree (or higher) in Optics, Electronics, Semiconductors, telecommunication or equivalent technical discipline 2. 5 years+ of working experience in related industry 3. Optical devices and design competences could be preferred 4. Knowledge of process/product validation procedures and techniques 5. Knowledge of basic six sigma / lean manufacturing concepts like capability studies and SPC 6. Application of process and product FMEA, problem solving techniques, risk analysis 7. Competent with Microsoft Office applications and Minitab 8. Knowledge of Labview is a plus 9. Fluent English What We Offer: 1. Dynamic work team 2. Professional growth 3. Opportunity to work in an international team environment and interaction with all function and teams Contact Info Chiara Giglio Phone: +39 02 51884276 E-mail: chiara.giglio@fiber-resources.com Website: www.fiber-resources.com Address: Via Federico Fellini, 4 20097 San Donato Milanese (MI) - Italy
Financial Accountant/Accounting Supervisor (San Donato Milanese – Milan – Italy)
Job Responsibilities (included but not limited to): 1. Complete daily financial accounting work to ensure the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of related accounting processing and accounting 2. Assist to improve the business process and internal control from the perspective of financial accounting 3. Responsible for preparing monthly, quarterly, annual and full-cycle financial budgets, and analyzing budget implementation 4. Responsible for the financial accounting of R&D expenses and R&D project management 5. Coordinate with external auditors and tax agents to complete the annual financial statement audit and tax declaration 6. Other tasks assigned by the company's management Job Requirements: 1. Bachelor degree or above, major in accounting or financial management, familiar with italian accounting standards for business enterprises or IFRS 2. Possess excellent listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in English, Chinese and Italian 3. 1-5 years of manufacturing accounting experience, or outstanding fresh graduates 4. Experience in Oracle system is preferred 5. Work meticulously, have strong self-driving ability, and can withstand work pressure Contact Info Chiara Giglio Phone: +39 02 51884276 E-mail: chiara.giglio@fiber-resources.com Website: www.fiber-resources.com Address: Via Federico Fellini, 4 20097 San Donato Milanese (MI) - Italy
NPI Test Engineer (San Donato Milanese – Milan – Italy)
AFR is a leading provider of optical components and devices for telecom, datacom, fiber lasers, automotive, sensing and bio-medical applications. In AFR Milan we design and manufacture advanced and cost-effective modulators in our ISO 9001-certified facilities. We are fully committed to the development of the Lithium Niobate on Insulator breakthrough technology and looking for talented people to enrich the R&D center in San Donato Milanese. We are currently looking for a NPI Test Engineer to join our growing development team. You will have the opportunity to work with skillful and highly motivated engineers, bringing to production Lithium Niobate devices for telecom, datacom and sensing applications. Location: San Donato Milanese – Milan – Italy Job Responsibilities: 1. The NPI Test Engineer leads the deployment of automated test solution for in-line and final test manufacturing of new photonic Lithium Niobate devices. This resources will be early involved in the development phase to ensure smooth transition of new product test procedures and benches from R&D to Operations 2. To work together with the R&D, Operations, and Engineering teams, applying DFT concepts to drive logical and cost-effective testing strategies within all NPI projects, with particular focus on high frequency electro-optical modulators 3. To be responsible for the optimization of SW and HW of test benches, starting form generic test solutions developed by R&D; to be in charge of automated test equipment procurement and release to production 4. To determine the electro-optical test flow and pass-fail criteria to ensure high yields and the required test cycle times 5. To create, update and release documentation to Production, including work instructions, equipment operating procedures, process KPI documentation, etc 6. To provide technical support and training to Operations Job Requirements: 1. Master’s degree in Optics, Electronics, Material Science, Physics or equivalent technical discipline 2. Hands on experience with automated test equipment for high frequency photonic or microelectronic devices 3. Strong knowledge of DC and RF electrical testing at wafer, chip, and module level. Knowledge of fiber alignment systems and active alignment techniques is recommended 4. 5+ year experience as New Product Introduction Engineer in photonics, microelectronics, or similar industry Proven track record of NPI projects with effective results 5. Knowledge of Python, Labview and Teststand is required. Experience working with SQL and NoSQL DBs Contact Info Chiara Giglio Phone: +39 02 51884276 E-mail: chiara.giglio@fiber-resources.com Website: www.fiber-resources.com Address: Via Federico Fellini, 4 20097 San Donato Milanese (MI) - Italy
Opto-Mechanical Engineer, Zhuhai
Job Responsibilities: 1. Responsible for the Opto-mechanical design activity to develop advanced electro-optical components and modules with focus on reliability and manufacturability 2. Contribute through all development phases from concept definition and prototyping to product development and manufacturing 3. Work with component suppliers to define purchase specifications 4. Work closely with optical design, fab process, device testing and packaging engineers to deliver high performance Lithium Niobate devices 5. Support improvement of current platforms and collaborate with manufacturing engineers when needed 6. Collaborate to define plans and meet schedule 7. Provide regular update to management 8. Perform under limited supervision Job Requirements: 1. Master Degree in Electronics, Physics, Mechanics or equivalent technical discipline 2. 5 years+ of working experience in similar role in related industry 3. Proven experience with design and development of optical/electro-optical modules 4. Proficient with 3D modeling and CAD software 5. Understanding of photonics physics and devices 6. Ability to work effectively in an international team environment and interact with all function and levels 7. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Team oriented approach 8. High motivation and strong desire for innovation 9. Fluent in English
Product Engineer, Zhuhai
Job Responsibilities: 1. Responsible for technical support and process improvement of related products Job Requirements: 1. Bachelor degree or above, major in optics, physics, electronics, industrial engineering, etc. 2. More than 3 years’ experience in optical passive devices; skilled in use of OSA and optical power meter 3. Optical device reliability analysis capabilities, capable to independently analyze and solve optical device related design and process issues 4. Proactive, patient and meticulous and responsible, full of enthusiasm for work, be able to cope with work pressure
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