Telecom and Datacom Applications
AFP is the industry leader in providing high performance, cost effective fiber packaging solutions to telecom component and module OEMs. AFP is also the world largest producer of multi-fiber hermetic assemblies requiring up to 24 fibers to be packaged into miniature and inexpensive feedthroughs. AFP is providing best in class complete fiber solutions from the chip coupling interface to the pigtailed connector.
AFP's single fiber hermetic solutions are extensively used for packaging high speed lasers and detectors, including 40Gig and 100Gig components, as well as high power pump lasers for optical amplifiers.
To date, AFP have delivered over 1,000,000 hermetic fiber channels.
AFP design and manufacture lensed or laser cleaved fiber pigtails for efficiently coupling light from the laser chip into the fiber or focusing the fiber output on the smallest high-speed detector chips. These fiber pigtails are also widely qualified for use for SOA (Semiconductor Optical Amplifier) applications and mass-produced FTTH (Fiber to the home) components, such as Triplexers or Bi-Di (Bi- directional Devices).
Additionally, AFP terminate and test active components characterizing them with connectors and test protocols for local US and European markets and specializes in quick turnaround single and multifiber optical termination types.
Enhancing its fiber connectivity capabilities, AFP have also designed, manufactured and patented a pioneering family of ‘truly’ secure connectivity products with novel lockout features. Pluggable and retrofittable to all industry standard ports, they are used to tamperproof and demark network administration rights. These connectors are widely deployed in datacom/enterprise/telco networks in commerce, government and military environments, providing unparalleled physical protection for applications highly sensitive to change control.