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  • Visit by Fiber Optics Pioneers Inspire AFR at 2018' CIOE
    Sep 19, 2018 Visit by Fiber Optics Pioneers Inspire AFR at 2018' CIOE

    Leading fiber optics developer Advanced Fiber Resources (AFR) gained renewed confidence in the future development of optical technologies recently when China’s undisputed Pioneer of Fiber Optics, Zisen Zhao, visited the AFR exhibit at the 20th China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE) in Shenzhen, China.

    Mr. Zhao, who introduced fiber optics to China in the 1970s, stopped off at the AFR exhibit to peruse the company’s new and classic lines of fiber optic components. AFR’s exhibit representatives also received a visit from another of China’s pioneers in the study of fiber optics, Ming Zhi. Both of the esteemed industry leaders remain active in the field of fiber optics technology development.

    The visit of two of China’s leading pioneers in the field of fiber optics technology has given AFR greater confidence in our business of exploring fiber optical technologies development.

    While honoring its esteemed visitors, AFR also presented a host of high-quality products, including MEMS VOA, Mini Fiber Optic Circulator, PM Isolator and PM WDM, PM Metalized Fiber Cable.

    AFR was among nearly hundreds of exhibitors at the annual industry three-day exposition attended by an estimated 20,000 professional visitors.

    Advanced Fiber Resources has focused on optical passive components for almost two decades. Our polarization maintaining components enjoy outstanding features as well as proved high quality. As a matter of course, these products has been widely used in high speed optical networks and ultra-fast testing systems. AFR has relocated into a new industrial plant that covers an area of 215,000 square feet, which largely elevated our delivery efficiency. Please contact our account manager or view our official website for further information.

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  • AFR Selected among Asia's 200 Best Under A Billion by Forbes Asia
    Nov 19, 2018 AFR Selected among Asia's 200 Best Under A Billion by Forbes Asia

    November 19, 2018 --- Advanced Fiber Resources (AFR) has earned a spot on the Forbes Asia’s Best Under A Billion List 2018. AFR’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Grace Pan, attended the forum and awards dinner hosted by Forbes Asia in Japan with awardees from other small and medium-sized enterprises on the list.

    Forbes Asia’s list of 200 Best Under A Billion Companies focuses on 200 major listed companies with annual revenues of less than $1 billion US in the Asia Pacific region. The candidates must and have been publicly traded and gained annual revenues between $5 million and $1 billion earnings for at least one year. This year, 24,000 qualified candidates were screened for sales and earnings growth in the past 12 months, the three prior years, and for the strongest five-year return on equity. In the end, the 200 best small and medium-sized made the prestigious Forbes’ list.

    AFR VP of Sales & Marketing Grace Pan (middle) received the award
    from Christopher Forbes (left), Vice Chairman of Forbes Media LLC.

    This marks the second time since appearing on the list of China’s Top 20 Private companies in 2017 that AFR earned the recognition of international authoritative media.

    As the leader in Fiber Laser Components, AFR has always been at the forefront of the industry, constantly innovating and boldly expanding business. We will keep providing customers with high-quality products and better user experience.

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  • Highlights from AFR's 2019' Photonics West Show
    Mar 01, 2019 Highlights from AFR's 2019' Photonics West Show

    San Francisco, Calif., Feb 5, 2019 --- SPIE Photonics West, the world's largest photonics technologies event opened and attracted numerous businesses and individuals to join in. Advanced Fiber Resources (AFR) released a series of new products at this year’s exposition.

    1.5 kW Clearcut Fiber Bragg Grating

    FBG, as the product with the highest demand in the optics industry, is a key technology that has been mastered by a few companies for many years. AFR, with its 20 years of experience in the development of high power components, drew much of the attention when it released its new 1.5 kW Clearcut FBG product at the show. The 1.5 kW Clearcut™ FBG product features low temperature and outstanding reliability in 1.0 to 3.0 nm bandwidth selection.

    Ultra Compact 1064 nm 5 W In-Line Isolator

    Another star of the show was AFR’s Ultra Compact 1064 nm 5 W In-Line Isolator. Based on proven tried-and-true technology, the 1064 nm 2 W Isolator has delivered more than 145,000 units with zero defects. This product is smaller than the standard product of this type and is the best choice for MOPA laser and pre-amplifier applications.

    1064 nm 200 W In-Line Isolator

    With the solid reputationof its 100 W In-Line Isolator, AFR debuted its 200 W version at this year’s show. This exciting new product also offers guaranteed high reliability and stability.

    AFR remains a leader in design capability. These new products can be custom tailored to fit any requirements. Discover more details on all of our products at our website product center.

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  • Highlights of AFR in OFC' 2019
    Mar 12, 2019 Highlights of AFR in OFC' 2019

    San Diego, Calif., 5-7 March, 2019 --- OFC, the world’s largest optical networking and communication event opened and attracted more than 700 exhibitors and 15,000 attendees. This year AFR and its subsidiary, Vlink, showcased a variety of product portfolios including our components for data centers and WDM networks. Our EDFA portfolio attracted the attention of lots of visitors to our display site.

    CWDM4/LAN WDM4 Assembly

    Vlink’s CWDM4/LAN WDM4 Assembly easily meets the Cisco wiggles test requirements when subjected to strong bending force and damp heat for 2,000 hours, with 0.3 mm fiber length tolerance. With vast manufacturing experience in this type of technology, mass production on both TFF and AWG solutions are available.

    90° Fiber Bending Fiber Array

    With its ownership of nine related patents, Vlink’s 90° Fiber Bending Fiber Array, keeps bending loss to a minimum while assuring high reliability. Bending loss is less than 0.1 dB, coupling loss is less than 0.35 dB, and typical pitch error is less than 0.5 μm. The new height 3.0 mm is also available.

    Ultra-Compact MEMS Variable Optical Attenuator

    AFR's MEMS Variable Optical Attenuator achieves a significant size and response time of less than 2 ms along with lower wavelength dependent loss, making it well-suited for transient suppression in EDFA optical amplifiers. SM, MM, PM fibers are all available.

    Active Components Packaging

    AFR can provide a wide variety of state-of-the-art optical assemblies and modules. Packaging types include Butterfly, DIL, TO-CAN, Coaxial photo-electronics devices and more. AFR’s unique techniques and in-house expertise guarantees outstanding stability for all packaged devices.

    Metalized Fiber Cable

    AFR’s Metalized Fiber Cables are hermetically sealed to provide an environment for highly reliable connections for all optical devices.

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  • AFR at Laser World of Photonics' 2019
    Jul 09, 2019 AFR at Laser World of Photonics' 2019

    Munich, Germany, June 24-27, 2019 --- Laser World of Photonics 2019, the world's leading photonics trade fair opened and attracted 34,000+ attendees. Over 1,300 exhibitors showcased the latest components, systems, and applications for the photonics industry. AFR has demonstrated its latest and featured fiber laser components during the show.

    ClearCut Package-FreeHigh Power Fiber Bragg Grating

    For high power fiber bragg grating, when it comes to the "Controlling Temperature" problem, the common solution needs a metal package to dissipate excess heat. However, which creates difficulties with installation. AFR’s package-free solution, through the unique ClearCut™ design, eliminates the need for package, and can maintain an ultra-low temperature slope. Additionally, this product may add an FBG area temperature monitor to help users improve real-time data analysis.

    Features:

    1. Ultra Low Temperature Slope

    2. High Power Handling up to 2 kW

    3. Center Wavelength Options: 1030 nm, 1064 nm, 1070 nm, 1080 nm

    Dragon High Power Laser Cable

    AFR’shigh power laser cablecan handle up to 10 kW output power, 500 W stripping cladding power and backward power. With indirect water cooling technology, it is more stable and reliable than the common solution.

    Features:

    1. Low Transmission Loss

    2. High Reflection Power Endurance

    3. Indirect Water Cooling

    4. Safety Interlock

    2.5 kW (6+1)x1 Backward Pump Combiner

    Specifically designed for high power fiber lasers, these combiners are usually mated with the forward optical path to form a bi-directional pump structure to obtain higher amplification efficiency and higher output power.

    Features:

    1. High Coupling Efficiency ≥ 97%

    2. Low Signal Insertion Loss ≤ 0.3 dB

    3. Proprietary Fiber Tapering Technique

    200 W In-Line Isolator

    With the solid reputation of its high power Isolator, AFR has released its 200 W version this year. This exciting product also offers guaranteed high reliability and stability.

    Features:

    1. High Isolation > 28 dB

    2. Low Signal Insertion Loss < 0.4 dB

    3. Proprietary Fiber Tapering Technique

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  • The LiNbO₃ Series High-Speed Modulator Product Line of AFR in Italy is Fully Resumed to Work
    May 08, 2020 The LiNbO₃ Series High-Speed Modulator Product Line of AFR in Italy is Fully Resumed to Work

    May 4, 2020 --- The wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Fiber Resources in Italy Milan AFR (AFRML) is fully resumed to work after several months of suspension. As the spread of the epidemic is gradually slowing down in Italy, AFRML is planning to restart production with strict epidemic control.

    To prevent the spread of COVID-19, AFRML has set up a special committee based on the recommendation of official guidelines. The goal of the committee is to strictly monitor the health safety during the restart process and to fulfill the requirement of any relevant parties. The company strictly complies with the epidemic prevention regulation created by the local government and will take every possible measurement to ensure employees health safety as well as public sanitation.

    AFRML owns a LiNbO₃ series high-speed modulator and analog modulator product line located in San Donato, Italy. The product line, which started at Pirelli Research Laboratory near Milan, has a strong technical and production team and has been dedicated to the research and development of the most advanced optical modulator products, with broad market opportunities in communications and sensing industry. Lithium niobate modulator is widely used in modern optical communication system and is the core component to realize electro-optical conversion. With the introduction of "new infrastructure" 5G infrastructure, the demand for such products is increasing.

    With fully resumption of production, the company will restore normal capacity of the lithium niobate modulator product line, solving the current supply shortage. In the future, AFRML will also expand the production scale and enrich the product line by utilizing its competitive advantages of technology development, quality control, market development and other aspects.

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