Bending the Truth - Get the straight story about Corning® ClearCurve® multimode fibers

In2009, Corning introduced ClearCurve® multimode fiber, the first standards compliant bend-insensitive multimode fiber (BIMMF) for high bandwidth50μm applications. As other manufacturers have entered the market, it has become obvious that there are significant differences in the performance of a well designed BIMMF fiber such as Corning’s and some of the other product offerings. The following article will help guide the reader to understand what important design considerations were taken into account during our journey to bring this product to market and what questions you should be asking about your BIMMF choice. The following topics should help the reader to better understand how a well designed BIMMF is fully standards compliant and backwards compatible to the installed base.