Applications of MCF (Multicore Fiber)

Multicore fiber consists of several optical fibers, which are buffered inside a single jacket. Multicore fiber can also be arranged and consolidated inside of a further jacketing. This arrangement of fiber can be referred to as space鈥揹ivision multiplexing since the buffered optical fibers are spatially separated while arranged within a single jacket.

Applications for MCF include:

  • Access and metro optical networks
  • Wireless base stations
  • Data center connectivity, backplane, and inter-chip communications
  • Next-generation optical amplifiers
  • Downhole sensing in oil exploration applications
  • Pipeline monitoring
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