The increasing demand for fiber optics with more transmission capacity for use in harsh environments are driven by the need for more data to be transferred over longer distances. As an example, coaxial communication has limited ability to transfer e.g. high resolution radar pictures over longer distances.

The FALCON technology has been tested and approved by the Swedish Defence Material Administration and are in use by the Swedish Armed Forces since many years. The testing confirmed the robustness of the optical performance during environmental stress. The test confirming the 40Gbit/s ability, was performed by Swedish defence global Saab Group in 2021 and approved that the FALCON expanded beam technology can transfer 40Gbit/s over each channel, independent of using singlemode or multimode fiber. The secret lies in lens geometry and the processes used for fiber alignment. The combination offered by FALCON is powerful – the robustness of the expanded beam technology, transferring large data volumes.

For more information, please read our White Paper 2021/01 The Falcon technology approved for 40 Gbit/s data transfer.