OFS Labs: Advancing Optical Science, Innovating Real-World Solutions

OFS Labs is one of the world’s leading optical research 和 product development institutions. The organization consists of two groups:

  • OFS Labs Research 和 Development (R&D)
  • OFS Product Realization Center (PRC)

Scientists at OFS R&D collaborate closely with the company’s customers to create solutions that help transform optical communications 和 photonics around the globe. OFS PRC leads the development 和 manufacturing of these innovative solutions bringing them to market.
OFS Labs combines the rich legacy of Bell Labs (winner of 7 Nobel Prizes, 12 Nobel Laureates) with the experience of Furukawa research to form a world-class center of excellence for optical innovations. As an optical research trendsetter, we impact daily life by creating technological advancements for communications, medicine, aviation, defense, sensing 和 industrial automation. And whether in communities, between cities, across oceans 和 continents or through “the last mile,” the inventions of OFS Labs make voice, data 和 image transmission faster, 更清晰的, more reliable 和 cost-effective.
Through its work, OFS Labs creates commercially viable technology breakthroughs that OFS can take to market quickly. In fact, our scientists are credited with inventing many innovative optical fiber technologies, now ubiquitous in the industry, including nonzero dispersion fiber 和 submarine optical fiber.
In keeping with our Bell Labs heritage, we continually build on core competencies 和 leadership in the areas of optical fiber design, fabrication 和 optical device physics. OFS Labs helps define the course of optical communications by focusing on:

  1. Optical Fiber Research
  2. Photonics Devices Research
  3. Systems Research

Our scientists also collaborate with various universities, technical institutions, industry organizations 和 with Furukawa, the OFS parent company.

Initiatives for the Future

Grounded in a research heritage spanning more than a century, OFS Labs’ history of innovation includes a long track record of turning fundamental 和 applied science into practical, real-world solutions. Our latest research includes a focus on:

  • Optical fiber design 和 fabrication
  • Optical fiber manufacturing techniques
  • Optical sensing, including use of Fiber Bragg gratings
  • Fiber lasers 和 amplifiers
  • Raman amplification
  • Nonlinear optical physics
  • Hollow core optical fiber
  • Optical imaging 和 monitoring
  • Optical simulation

The scientists of OFS Labs hold leadership roles in many of the world’s most influential technical publications 和 st和ards bodies. Each year, they present numerous papers on the most recent optical fiber advances at key industry technical conferences 和 seminars. Many of these papers may be found in our Knowledge Base.
Contact us today to see how OFS Labs can go to work for you.

Knowledge Base

Our scientists 和 engineers create the products 和 solutions that become industry st和ards. We publish their results 和 most important publications on our website.Knowledge Base Ebook


They discuss a wide variety of topics ranging from our suggested solutions to technical problems to breakthroughs in numerous products.


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