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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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.


Patent
Fujikura Ltd | Date: 2016-11-07

An optical connector of the disclosure includes: an optical connector body including a housing that houses a ferrule, and a coupling that is movable relative to the housing, the optical connector body being employed to release a latched state by moving the coupling rearward relative to the housing; and a pull member including a pull operation part that is located rearward of the coupling. The pull member includes a pair of side plate parts to be respectively arranged along the side surfaces of the coupling. Each side plate part includes an inner projection that projects inward from an inner surface. The coupling includes a recessed engagement part. The inner projection of the pull member engages with the engagement part of the coupling. When the pull operation part of the pull member is pulled rearward, the coupling is moved rearward relative to the housing by the inner projection of the pull member.


Patent
Fujikura Ltd | Date: 2016-03-09

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, including: feeding the optical fiber bundle 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.


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, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone | Date: 2017-02-08

An optical fiber splicer includes a fiber fixing portion, a first optical fiber fixed to the fiber fixing portion, a clamp portion which is capable of holding and fixing an extending portion extended from the fiber fixing portion of the first optical fiber and a tip portion of a second optical fiber optically connected to the extending portion of the first optical fiber between a base member and a pressing member being openable and closable with respect to the base member, and a solid index matching material which is attached to a tip surface of the extending portion of the first optical fiber and is interposed between the first optical fiber and the second optical fiber.


An oxide superconducting wire of the invention includes a substrate (1, 11, 21, 31, 41, 51), an intermediate layer (2, 12, 22, 32, 42, 52) which is laminated on a main surface of the substrate, has one or more layers having an orientation, and has one or more non-orientation regions (2b, 3b, 12b, 13b, 22b, 23b, 32b, 33b, 43b, 52b, 53b) extending in a longitudinal direction of the wire, and an oxide superconducting layer (3, 13, 23, 33, 43, 53) which is laminated on the intermediate layer, has a crystal orientation controlled by the intermediate layer, and has non-orientation regions located on the non-orientation regions in the intermediate layer and is formed into multiple filaments.


Patent
Fujikura Ltd, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone | Date: 2017-01-25

A method of manufacturing an optical connector according to the invention includes: holding a first optical fiber by a pair of holding members at a position apart from an end face of a second end and through both sides thereof in a radial direction, the first optical fiber being provided with a solid refractive index-matching material layer, the refractive index-matching material layer being formed on the end face of the second end on an opposite side of an end face of a first end exposed to a front end of a ferrule; and inserting the first optical fiber into a fiber hole of the ferrule through the first end.


Patent
Fujikura Ltd | Date: 2017-01-11

[Problem] The thickness on a ripcord in a circular optical cable is reduced, to improve workability. [Solution] An optical cable of the present invention includes: an optical fiber unit including optical fibers; a sheath, having a circular external form, configured to house the optical fiber unit in a housing portion; and two strength members embedded in the sheath; and two rip cords, wherein when a direction of connecting the two strength members sandwiching the housing portion is a first direction and a direction intersecting the first direction is a second direction, in a cross section of the optical cable, a cross-sectional shape of the housing portion has a dimension in the second direction greater than that in the first direction, and the two rip cords is disposed to sandwich the optical fiber unit such that a direction of connecting the two rip cords is in the second direction, in the cross section of the optical cable.


To provide a fiber laser apparatus capable of detecting a failure of an optical fiber within a wide range of the apparatus with an inexpensive configuration. The fiber laser apparatus 100 has a plurality of fiber laser units 110, a combiner 120 operable to optically combine output laser beams outputted from the fiber laser unit 110 to generate a combined laser beam, a laser emission portion 130 operable to emit the combined laser beam, output laser beam power detection parts 170 operable to detect a power of an output laser beam of each of the fiber laser units 110, a combined laser beam power detection part 140 operable to detect a power of the combined laser beam, and a failure detection part 160 operable to compare the total of detected powers of the output laser beams (total laser beam power) with the detected power of the combined laser beam and determine that a failure has occurred in the fiber laser unit 110 when a ratio of the power of the combined laser beam to the total laser beam power becomes lower than a predetermined threshold T.


Patent
Fujikura Ltd | Date: 2017-02-22

In a heat spreading module for a portable electronic device configured such that a heat pipe is attached along a metal plate with which a heating element is brought into close contact, and heat of a heated region of the metal plate with which the heating element is brought into close contact is transferred to a place on the metal plate apart from the heated region by the heat pipe, the heat pipe is configured such that a container is formed of a pipe, a portion of the container arranged on the heated region is a heated portion, and a portion of the container apart from the heated region is a heat dissipation portion that dissipates heat to the metal plate, and the heated portion is formed in a flat shape, and the heat dissipation portion is formed to be thicker than the heated portion having the flat shape.

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