Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, Japan

Fujikura Ltd. is a global, Tokyo-based electrical equipment manufacturing company, developing and manufacturing power and telecommunication systems products, including devices for optical fibres, such as cutters and splicers.Fujikura was founded by Zenpachi Fujikura when he began manufacturing silk and cotton insulated winding wires in 1885. In 1910 Fujikura Electric Wire Corporation was established with Tomekichi Fujikura, Zenpachi's younger brother, acting as the company's representative. Over the years the company expanded both in Japan and overseas and as of 2013 the company had subsidiaries across Europe, Asia, North and South America and North Africa.The company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 stock index.In February 2014 the company received an order of special large core fibers from Tokyo University for the Subaru Telescope located on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Fujikura Ltd | Date: 2017-01-26

Provided is an optical device whose resin member is less likely to reach a high temperature, as compared with that of a conventional optical device. The optical device (1) includes (i) an optical fiber (11) in which a jacket-removed section (I1) is provided and (ii) a resin member (12) in which the jacket-removed section (I1) is embedded. The jacket-removed section (I1) is a section in which a part of a jacket (112) covering an outer surface of a cladding (111b) is removed so that only a part of the outer surface of the cladding (111b) is exposed in a cross section of the optical fiber (11).


In an image transmission/reception system (1) including an active cable (10), an image transmission device (camera 30), and an image reception device (grabber 40), a transmission-side connector (11) of the active cable (10) includes a supplying section (111a) for supplying internal information indicative of an internal state of the transmission-side connector (11) to the image transmission device (30), and the image transmission device (30) includes a superimposing section (MUX 35) for superimposing the internal information on an image signal which is to be transmitted to the image reception device (40) via the active cable (10).


The present invention provides a bonding method (S1) which is capable of achieving a high adhesive force without carrying out any special treatment on the second member (14), even in a case where the first member (11) has a surface on which a gold thin film (12) is formed. The first member (11) is made of a material other than gold and has a surface on which the gold thin film (12) is formed. The bonding method (S1) includes the steps of: (S11) irradiating, with laser light, at least part of a specific region (12a) of the surface of the first member (11), so that a base of the thin film (12) is exposed in the at least part of the specific region (12a); and (S12) bonding the second member (14) to the specific region (12a) by use of an adhesive (13).


Patent
Fujikura Ltd | Date: 2017-04-26

An optical fiber fusion splicer includes: an apparatus body having a heat fusion portion that fusion-splices a pair of optical fibers; a windshield cover that is formed so as to be openable and closable with respect to the apparatus body and that includes one or more cover members that cover the heat fusion portion in a closed state; a pair of finger detectors each of which is provided on a side of each fiber mounting portion opposite a side on which the heat fusion portion is provided and each of which detects fingers; a cover open and close power source that generates power to open and close the cover member; and a driving control device that controls driving of the cover open and close power source on the basis of detection signals from finger detectors.


Patent
Fujikura Ltd | Date: 2017-05-03

A multicore polarization-maintaining fiber 10 includes a plurality of cores 11, a cladding 12 surrounding the plurality of cores 11, and a plurality of stress applying parts 15 provided sandwiching the plurality of cores 11 in a region surrounded by the outer circumferential surface of the cladding 12. The cross sectional area of the stress applying part 15 is greater than the cross sectional area of the core 11. Stress applying parts 15 of the plurality of stress applying parts 15 are disposed in a first direction, and stress applying parts 15 of the plurality of stress applying parts 15 are disposed in a second direction different from the first direction.


Patent
Fujikura Ltd | Date: 2017-01-05

An apparatus for manufacturing an optical fiber, including a drawing portion, a coating portion, and a curing portion; wherein a direction changer which changes a direction of the bare optical fiber is disposed in any position from the drawing portion to the coating portion, the direction changer includes a guide groove which guides the bare optical fiber, a blowout port of a fluid which floats the bare optical fiber wired along the guide groove is formed along the guide groove in the guide groove, and an average flow rate or a highest flow rate of the fluid in an inlet wire portion of the bare optical fiber to the guide groove, and an outlet wire portion from the guide groove is faster than a lowest flow rate of the fluid in an intermediate portion between the inlet wire portion and the outlet wire portion in the blowout port.


Patent
Fujikura Ltd, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone | Date: 2017-01-09

Provided is an optical fiber ribbon capable of achieving higher density and reduction in diameter and accurately placing optical fibers in V-shape grooves in a fusion machine without failure. The optical fiber ribbon 1 includes three or more of optical fibers 2 arranged in parallel and connecting portions 3 connecting adjacent two optical fibers 2 together, the connecting portions 3 being intermittently provided in each of a ribbon longitudinal direction and a ribbon width direction. The connecting portions 3 are each formed in such a manner as to fill resin into a gap S formed between adjacent two optical fibers 2, and both surfaces of the respective connecting portions 3 are each formed into a recess having a concave shape curved toward a center of the gap S to separate from lines 4,5 each connecting contact points of the optical fibers 2 when being placed on a horizontal surface.


A planar optical waveguide device includes: a substrate; and an optical waveguide that includes a core and a cladding. The core forms a preceding-stage mode conversion section and a subsequent-stage mode conversion section, the preceding-stage mode conversion section being configured to convert a mode of input light, the subsequent-stage mode conversion section being configured to convert a mode of light output from the preceding-stage mode conversion section. Sectional shapes of the first core portion and the second core portion are not congruent with each other at an input end of the preceding-stage mode conversion section, the sectional shape or size of at least one core is continuously changed along a light waveguide direction, and sectional shapes of the first core portion and the second core portion are congruent with each other at an output end of the preceding-stage mode conversion section.


In order to achieve, even at an increased line speed, joining of bundling members at sections where their winding directions are reversed, the invention provides a method for producing an optical fiber unit by winding at least two bundling members on the outer circumference of an optical fiber bundle formed by bundling a plurality of optical fibers. This method involves: feeding the optical fiber bundle in a feeding direction from a fiber passage member; feeding the bundling members while forming intersection points between two of the bundling members on the outer circumference of the optical fiber bundle by feeding at least one of the bundling members from a bundling member passage part of a rotating member arranged to the outer circumference of the fiber passage member, while causing the rotating member to oscillate, with the feeding direction serving as the axis; and fusion-bonding the bundling members at their intersection points by passing the optical fiber bundle and the bundling members through a heating unit arranged downstream from the fiber passage member and the rotating member in the feeding direction, and thus forming an optical fiber unit in which the winding direction, with respect to the optical fiber bundle, of the at least one of the bundling members is reversed at a fusion-bonded point between the bundling members.


Patent
Fujikura Ltd and Hokkaido University | Date: 2017-05-24

The effective refractive indexes of core elements 10a to 10c are different from each other, and the effective refractive indexes of the core elements 10a to 10c and the effective refractive index of a second core 21 are different from each other. No core is disposed at the lattice point of a triangular lattice of a first layer LY1. First cores 11a and 11b of the core elements 10a and 10b are disposed at the lattice points of a second layer LY2. A first core 11c of the core element 10c and the second core 21 are alternately disposed at the lattice points of a third layer LY3. In a fourth layer LY4, no core is disposed at six lattice points, and the first cores 11a and 11b of the core elements 10a and 10b are disposed at the other lattice points. The second cores 21 are adjacent to the lattice points of the fourth layer LY4, at which no core is disposed. The effective refractive indexes of the core elements adjacent to each other are different from each other.

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