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Draka BendBrightXS - Bend Insensitive fiber cables

Draka BendBrightXS - Bend Insensitive fiber cables  from Argosy
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Description

Draka BendBright-XS fiber combines two attractive features: excellent low macro-bending sensitivity and low water peak level. Together they allow unlimited use of the whole telecom wavelength window for a great variety of applications. This next generation behavior has been obtained by adding a trench with a lowered refractive index in the cladding area preventing the optical field to escape, avoiding compromises effecting the main transmission parameters.


Apart from its use in office installations, as patch cords and/or interconnection cables, the use of the BendBright-XS in Fiber-to-the-Home (and even longer distance) networks offers significant added value to the network installers. Bend radii in fiber guidance ports can be reduced as well as minimum bend radii in wall and corner mountings. As the fiber is very forgiving for installation errors, reduced demands for the skills of the installation engineers may further reduce the costs. Its enhanced macro-bending behavior further guarantees that all transmissions bands up to 1625 nm (L-band) will be available for future use in this hungry bandwidth environment. BendBright-XS guarantees future proof end-to-end FTTH roll outs.


Draka’s Advanced Plasma and Vapor Deposition (PCVD and APVD™) manufacturing process ensures the highest quality and purity of fibers. Proprietary ColorLock™ coating process further enhances the performance, durability and reliability of the fiber, even in the harshest environments.


The fiber fully complies with or exceeds the ITU-T Recommendations G.657.A2, G.657.B2 (2009) and G.652.D (2009), the IEC International Standard 60793-2-50 type B.1.3 and B.6.A&B Optical Fiber Specification and is backwards compatible with all other G.652 fiber used in current optical networks.

Optical Specifications

Attenuation

Attenuation at 1310 nm

0.33 – 0.35 dB/km

Attenuation at 1383 nm*

0.32 – 0.35 dB/km

Attenuation at 1460 nm

0.25 dB/km

Attenuation at 1550 nm

0.19 – 0.20 dB/km

Attenuation at 1625 nm

0.20 – 0.21 dB/km

* Including H2-aging according to IEC 60793-2-50, type B.1.3

Other values available on request

Attenuation vs. Wavelength

Maximum attenuation change over the window from reference

Wavelength range (nm)

Reference λ (nm)

(dB/km)

1285 – 1330

1310

 0.03

1525 - 1575

1550

 0.02

1460 - 1625

1550

 0.04

Point discontinuities

No point discontinuity greater than 0.05 dB at 1310 nm and 1550 nm.

Attenuation with Bending

Number of
Turns

Mandrel Radius (mm)

Wavelength
(nm)

Induced Attenuation (dB)

10

15

1550

 0.03

10

15

1625

 0.1

1

10

1550

 0.1

1

10

1625

 0.2

1

7.5

1550

 0.5

1

7.5

1625

 1.0

Cutoff Wavelength

Cable Cutoff wavelength (λccf)

 1260 nm

Mode Field Diameter

Wavelength (nm)

MFD (μm)

1310

8.8  0.4

1550

9.8  0.5

Chromatic Dispersion

Wavelength (nm)

Chromatic Dispersion (ps/[nm.km])

Zero Dispersion Wavelength (λ0):

1300 - 1324 nm

Slope (S0) at λ0:

 0.092 ps/(nm2.km)

Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD)

PMD Link Design Value** (pskm)

 0.06

Max. Individual Fiber (pskm)

 0.1

** According to IEC 60794 –3, Ed 3 (Q=0.01%)

 

Geometrical Specifications

Glass Geometry

Cladding Diameter

125.0  0.7 μm

Core/Cladding Concentricity Error

 0.5 μm

Cladding Non-Circularity

 0.7 %

Fiber Curl (Radius)

 4 m

Coating Geometry

Coating Diameter

242  7 μm

Coating/Cladding Concentricity Error

 12 μm

Coating Non-Circularity

 5 %

Length

Standard lengths up to 25.2 km

Mechanical Specifications

Proof Test

The entire length is subjected to a tensile proof stress  0.7 GPa (100 kpsi); 1% strain equivalent

Tensile Strength

Dynamic tensile strength (0.5 meter gauge length):

Aged*** and unaged:

median  3.8 GPa (550 kpsi)

*** Aging at 85°C, 85% RH, 30 days

Dynamic and Static Fatigue

Dynamic fatigue, unaged and aged***

nd  20

Static fatigue, aged***

ns  23

Coating Performance

Coating strip force unaged and aged****:

- Average strip force:

1 N to 3 N

- Peak strip force:

1.2 N to 8.9 N

**** Aging: • 0°C and 45°C
• 30 days at 85°C and 85% RH
• 14 days water immersion at 23°C
• Wasp spray exposure (Telcordia)

Environmental Specifications

Attenuation

Environmental Test

Test Conditions

Induced Attenuation at 1310, 1550 nm (dB/km)

Temperature cycling

- 60°C to 85°C

 0.05

Temperature-Humidity cycling

- 10°C to 85°C, 4-98% RH

 0.05

Water Immersion

14 days; 23°C

 0.05

Dry Heat

30 days; 85°C

 0.05

Damp Heat

30 days; 85°C; 85% RH

 0.05

Typical Values

Miscellaneous

Nominal Zero Dispersion Slope

0.088 ps/(nm2.km)

Effective group index @ 1310 nm

1.467

Effective group index @ 1550 nm

1.467

Effective group index @ 1625 nm

1.468

Rayleigh Backscatter Coefficient for 1 ns pulse width:

@ 1310 nm

- 79.1 dB

@ 1550 nm

- 81.4 dB

@ 1625 nm

- 82.2 dB

Median Dynamic Tensile Strength

5.3 GPa (750 kpsi)

(Aged at 85°C, 85% RH, 30 days; 0,5 m gauge length)



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