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AFL Receives Interface, Hardware Patents

Photonics Spectra
Apr 2017
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The test and inspection team of fiber optics manufacturer AFL has received a patent for the Health Meter interface on its WDM900 Lightwave Test Set product line, as well as two other hardware patents.

AFL’s Test & Inspection team received a patent for the Health Meter interface on the WDM900 Lightwave Test Set product line.
AFL's test &  inspection team received a patent for the Health Meter interface on the WDM900 Lightwave Test set product line. Courtesy of AFL.

The traditional complexity of the optical spectrum analyzer is simplified by combining multiple parameters into a single diagnosis of healthy or unhealthy for all channels in a coarse or dense wavelength division multiplexing transmission system. This enables the general user to quickly and easily collect expert-level test results in the field.

In addition, the Optical Connectivity Team received two patents for subsea hardware. The first is for a full ocean pressure “tube seal” consisting of a swage and a Morrison seal. The second, “cylindrical housing with locking ring,” describes a one atmosphere pressuring housing designed to interconnect small subsea cables. Both inventions complement AFL’s subsea cable product portfolio.

AFL’s harsh environment team received a patent for new cable technology that enables optical fiber to be deployed as a temperature sensor in extremely high-temperature environments in hydrocarbon processing and geothermal applications.

AFL is a provider of end-to-end solutions for the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets.


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