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The Name Luciol


Many people have asked us what is the meaning of Luciol.

"Luciole" is the french word for firefly. We adopted this name to show our commitment to be your source of light, which will light up your dark fiber, and help you find out its properties. As you all know, french is a beautiful although complicated language... Words often have extra letters, which are not pronounced. This is precisely the case with "luciole", where the final "e" is not pronounced. So we dropped this "e" to enable our non french-speaking customers to pronounce our name right!

ABOUT LUCIOL

The Company


Luciol Instruments SA (a.k.a. Luciol) is a private Swiss company located in the town of Mies, close to Geneva. Since 2001 Luciol is active in the field of fibre optic measurement and instrumentation. We want to put our experience and our expertise to your service, to provide you with innovative optical fiber instrumentation.

Our core expertise is in photon-counting technology, which enables a new class of Optical Time-Domain Reflectometers. These OTDRs have extremely high spatial resolution, which is impossible to achieve with conventional types of OTDRs.


In addition to our commercial products, we are looking for partners, who would like to market and distribute our other products on a OEM basis. If you are looking for a competitive Polarization Mode Dispersion Analyzer, or a Chromatic Dispersion Analyzer, which you would like to add to your product line, Luciol will be able to provide you with a competitive solution, with a short deadline. We are also willing to discuss new projects in the field of physical layer optical fiber testing.