LC/APC Optical Fiber Patchcord
Summery of the LC/APC type optic fiber patchcord This LC/APC (Lucent Connector /Angle Physical Contact) connector was developed to meet the need for smaller and easier-to-use fiber optic connectors. The LC/PC connector reduces space required on panels by 50% compared to SC/PC connectors....
1. Summery of the LC/APC type optic fiber patchcord
This LC/APC (Lucent Connector /Angle Physical Contact) connector was developed to meet the need for smaller and easier-to-use fiber optic connectors. The LC/PC connector reduces space required on panels by 50% compared to SC/PC connectors. Packaged with a strain relief boot for Ø900 µm tubing and a dust cap, this connector has a Ø1.25 mm, spring-loaded, ceramic ferrule and a typical insertion loss of 0.10 dB. Thorlabs also offers loose ceramic LC/PC ferrules as well as splice-ready LC/PC connectors. LC is a registered trademark of Lucent Technology.
As an alternative to buying and assembling separate optical fiber, connectors, and furcation tubing, Thorlabs also offers custom pre-built patch cables using the connectors sold on this page. See our Custom Fiber Patch Cable Configurator to place an order.
2. Application of the LC/APC type optic fiber patchcord
1）CATV transfer system
2）LAN and access network
3）Telecom,Gigabit data network
5）Industry and military applications
3. Features of the LC/APC type optic fiber patchcord
1)Smaller Ferrule and Housing Size than SC/PC Connectors
2) Ferrule:Ø1.25 mm, Ceramic
3)Strain Relief Boot for Ø900 µm Tubing and Connector Cap Included
4. Technical data of the LC/APC type optic fiber patchcord
1) insertion loss:<=0.3dB
2) return loss: >=60dB(APC type)
3) work temperature: -40℃～+75℃
6) plug times:1000 times
7) tensile strength:50N
5. Ordering information of the LC/APC type optic fiber patchcord
1)product name: fiber optic patchcord/pigtail
2)connector type : FC、SC、LC、MU、MT-RJ etc
3)interface type: UPC、APC
4)Transmission mode: SM,MM
5)fiber cores: single ,dual
6)fiber diameter: Φ0.9,Φ2,Φ3mm
7)fiber length: user-defined
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1) What are LC fiber patchcords?
LC connector was developed by Lucent Technologies and is a more evolutionary approach to achieving the goals of a SFF (small form factor) connector.
LC connector utilizes traditional components of a SC duplex connector having independent ceramic ferrules and housings with the overall size scaled down by one half.
The LC family of connectors includes a stand-alone simplex design; a “behind the wall” (BTW) connector; and the duplex connector available in both single mode and multimode tolerances, all designed using the RJ-style latch.
2) LC Connector Applications
The LC Connector Product is a robust optical connector designed to support Telecom and Datacom networks. The connector family includes but not limited to Jumper Connectors, Behind the Wall connectors (BTW), Adapters, Attenuators, Jumpers and an assortment of connector modules and panels.
The connector is defined as the plug portion equipped with a tunable cylindrical ferrule while incorporating unique trigger and latch features.
The LC Connector family provides a size reduction relative to traditional connectors, which has coined the term Small Form Factor connectors (SFF). SFF connectors are typically 50% smaller than standard SC and ST fiber products. The LC was designed to be a high performance SFF incorporating traditional technology, advances in latching systems, and versatile enough for both single mode and multimode fiber applications.
3) Types of LC Connectors and Their Respective Applications
LC connector comes in single mode and multimode tolerances. For single mode, it also features LC/UPC and LC/APC polish. LC/APC has a 8 degree angle to minimize back reflection and can be easily recognized by its green colored housing and strain relief boot.
9. Latest news
Cignal AI bullish on 400G coherent
April 19, 2018 Lightwave Staff
Cignal AI doesn't believe coherent 400-Gbps technology will begin ramping significantly until next year – but it will prove more popular than the market research firm initially anticipated, according to the company's most recent "Optical Applications Report." Andrew Schmitt, lead analyst at Cignal AI, cites a growing number of applications for pluggable 400G ZR technology as well as improved performance from systems operating at 400G and greater across all distances.
"Coherent 400G will cap the growth of existing 200G and 100G technologies by 2020 as new equipment becomes available that maximizes optical capacity independent of reach," said Andrew Schmitt, lead analyst for Cignal AI. "Compact modular equipment is the enabling platform, with revenue almost quadrupling in 2017, and we expect that it will continue to grow at least 40 percent per year through 2022."
That leaves vendors of 100G and 200G coherent to maximize their opportunities in the short term. The report indicates 200G technology accounts for more than 10 percent of the market, with Ciena and Nokia leading the way. Meanwhile, coherent 100G port shipment growth in North America outpaced that of the Chinese market during 2017 for the first time. However, price declines offset the increased port shipments, leaving revenue growth flat. The good news for suppliers is that Cignal AI expects a more stable pricing environment in 2018, leaving to a brighter financial picture for vendors in the space.
The "Optical Applications Report" provides market share and forecasts for revenue and port shipments for optical equipment across such applications as 100G+ coherent, compact modular, and advanced packet-OTN switching hardware. Deliverables include an Excel file with the complete data set, a PowerPoint summary, and Cignal AI's "Optical Equipment Active Insight."
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