Multimode fiber Cabling infrastructure

Upgrading your network infrastructure in the middle of a fiber shortage

In recent months, there has been increasing pressure on the supply of optical cables for network infrastructures. This has resulted in a sharp rise in the price of optical fiber and an unprecedented...
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New space: the reshaping of a whole industry

30 May 2020, 19:22 UTC: the Falcon 9 Rocket onboarding Crew-Dragon Demo-2 is launched. SpaceX is about to become the first private entity to send humans in orbit. This event is representative of the...
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Laser Communication

Cailabs Academy season #1: TILBA

This first series of 4 episodes focuses on light and how we can manipulate it, on spatial modes, MPLC, and overall, on how Cailabs can improve laser communication through the atmosphere.   Episode...
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Multimode fiber Cabling infrastructure

What is the environmental impact of providing high-throughput connectivity for your campus?

We face two major challenges in the 21st century: digital transformation and ecological transition. Ecological transition is an essential objective for humanity. Digital technology is one of the...
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Bessel beams - 28 January 2021

A laser needle to observe microscopic objects

Bessel beams are "needles" of light formed by the interference of a laser beam with a conical-phase (Fig. 1). They have many applications in both research and industry. In particular, they are used...
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Spatial division multiplexing (SDM) - 15 December 2020

Why is MPLC the best Space Division Multiplexing technique?

Have you heard about this revolutionary new technique that allows information to be encoded in independent shape of light inside an optical fiber? Read on for an insight into...
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Cabling infrastructure, Local networks - LAN - 30 November 2020

How do the French Armed Forces accelerate their digital transformation with AROONA?

Information systems are a core element of France's military capability. Any changes to these systems must be carried out with the utmost caution by a reliable source. So, how does the French...
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Laser material processing, Glass cutting, Bessel beams - 09 October 2020

Why switch to reflective technology to generate Bessel beams?

Glass cutting, especially for smartphone screens, requires high precision. Ultrashort laser machining using a Bessel beam allows quality improvement of machining, as well as their efficiency. It also...
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Incoherent combining, Telecom Lasers - 29 September 2020

Cooking with telecom lasers: an introduction to incoherent combining

If you are familiar with the series “The Big Bang Theory”, you may have seen the scene where Leslie Winkle heats her lunch with a laser. She heats her pasta in 2.6 seconds using a 500 kW oxygen...
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Multimode fiber, Cabling infrastructure, 5G - 28 September 2020

How will the network infrastructure support the explosion of data traffic promised by 5G?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution promises more data to boost productivity and more connected objects for improved performance monitoring.  But is the existing cabling infrastructure ready to handle...
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Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) - 28 May 2020

How is an OAM generated? What is the potential of OAM generators on the market?

In a previous article, we defined OAM (Orbital Angular Momentum) waves and looked at their properties. In this article, we will focus on OAM generators and compare some options available on the...
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FSOC laser communication, Increasing throughput with TILBA - 25 May 2020

How is Cailabs contributing to improving communication with satellites?

Satellite constellations enable the deployment of high-throughput communication networks in free space to complement fiber-optic networks. Like these networks, optical technologies are the only means...
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Spatial division multiplexing (SDM), Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) - 17 April 2020

What is an OAM wave and what are its properties?

Orbital Angular Momentum OAMs are currently the subject of numerous research projects. Highly praised by their advocates, “on paper” they offer the power to multiply the bandwidth of our modern...
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CANUNDA-PULSE-AXICON, Laser material processing, Glass cutting, Bessel beams, Laser machining processes - 03 April 2020

How to manufacture a foldable smartphone screen using Bessel beams

With the advent of ultra-thin glass screens in the consumer market, especially for smartphones and displays, ultrashort laser glass cutting has emerged as a more efficient and higher quality option...
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