Furukawa Electric's optical devices

FITEL's semiconductor lasers using excellent technologies in Furukawa Electric

Since its establishment in 1884, Furukawa Electric has played an overwhelming role in the global market development. In the field of optical products, Furukawa Electric manufactured the world's first optical fiber cable in 1974 and the semiconductor laser in 1988, and has continued to lead the growth of the rapidly changing optical communications industry.

FITEL has over 30 years of experience in the manufacture of semiconductor lasers, and has earned a reputation for its high-power technology and high reliability, which is ones of the important characteristics for optical communications. Our lasers are offered to a wide optical communication markets such as long distance transmission between cities over 1,000km,or short-range transmission within a few hundred meters at data centers.

Over the years, we have been satisfying our customer needs by offering new products continuously.

FITEL(Furukawa Information Technologies and Telecommunications)

FITEL (Furukawa Information Technologies and Telecommunications)" is a brand name that refers to a wide range of Furukawa Electric's optical-related products, such as optical fiber cables, semiconductor lasers, fusion splicers and connectors, and has become synonymous with advanced technology and unparalleled quality based on our long experience and deep understanding of customer needs.

OFS, a world leader in the design and manufacture of fiber optic solutions, joined Furukawa Electric Group in 2001. and the strong collaboration between FITEL and OFS has enabled us to offer a wider range of leading-edge technology solutions to our customers worldwide. We are committed to serving our customers as a total solution provider in the field of optical communications.

Our products support long distances of over 1,000 km
as well as short distances of a few hundred meters.

Furukawa’s products are key elements in optical communication systems and play important roles to connect optical networks around the world.

Vision for the future

Supporting evolving optical communication infrastructure with stable supply and continuous introduction of new products

The telecommunications market is evolving at a dizzying pace every day, and many new applications are being proposed as a result of the evolution of the optical communications market, including 5G mobile communications, smart factories, remote medical treatments, smart cities, and automated driving. In order to realize this evolution, there are many challenges such as increasing capacity/higher speed, miniaturization, lower power consumption, and wider bandwidth of communication systems, and we are developing products to realize such a society.

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