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Emerging Applications for Optical Fiber

FOSA Treasurer Joseph Herridge, Business Development Manager, Corning Optical Communications, was a presenter in Cabling Installation & Maintenance’s webcast “Emerging Applications for Optical Fiber.” Herridge discussed using optical fiber as an intrinsic sensing medium, how the technology works, its benefits, and the potential applications for it. Owners and operators are looking for ways to proactively manage their infrastructure. Imagine being able to detect small acoustic, temperature, and/or strain changes anywhere along an optical cable in an outside-plant environment, continuously, accurately, and in real-time. Depending on the source used, you could have the ability to detect various environmental events at distances from ones to tens of kilometers away, with large numbers of distributed virtual sensors along the path.
View Herridge's Corning presentation

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