FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RENTON, Wash., December 12, 2017 — Lightel® Offers “Tuned” Connectorization on Passive Components
Lightel now offers all of its passive components with the option of tuned fiber optic LC or SC connectors. Connector apex mismatch is a major contribution to insertion loss (IL) and return loss (RL). By tuning all of the connector apexes to a fixed area, Lightel is able to reduce the insertion loss significantly. For example, Grade A connectors have IL ≤0.15 dB (average <0.08 dB) while Grade B connectors have IL ≤0.25 dB (average <0.12dB). Using these tuned connectors with Lightel’s high performance optical components minimizes system link budget loss.
Incorporated in 1999, Lightel Technologies was founded to bring advanced optical components, and equipment to the optical communications, aerospace, and sensor industries. Lightel maintains its headquarters in Renton, Washington, with additional manufacturing facilities for high volume, cost sensitive production offshore. Our products are sold worldwide, with distributors in key locations to offer the best customer services possible.
Since the initial passive component product development, Lightel has emerged as a technology leader several key product areas, including Fused Biconic Taper (FBT) coupler workstations, a full line of FBT components, Thin Film Filter (TFF), and other micro-optic components, video microscopes for inspection, cleaning, test and analysis.