Is OM5 specified in optical transmission standards such as Ethernet and Fibre Channel?
There are no transmission standards that specify OM5 or SWDM. Transmission standards typically include only one multimode fiber variant that is selected based on economic, commercial, and technical criteria. Parallel transmission is the default multimode fiber variant for data rates ≥ 40G.
Will field channel loss measurements be required at both 850 and 953 nm?
No. Compliant 850 nm field channel loss measurements can be used to demonstrate 953 nm channel loss conformance.
Can BiDi transceivers be used with OM5?
Yes. Corning Optical Communications’ EDGE and EDGE8 solutions with OM4 and OM5 have the same 40G BiDi 200 m distance capability.
Does this new technology require a new polarity method for the duplex fiber connectivity?
No. Traditional Corning universal polarity connectivity solutions can be used. End users are expected to deploy solutions with Base-8 or Base-12 MTPR backbone cables and MTP-to-LC modules or harnesses to breakout into 2-fiber LC interconnects.