Fiber Optic Cables with Coated End Faces

New Standards for High Power Applications

Olching, (PresseBox) - LASER COMPONENTS has introduced coatings, designed for use on optical fiber end faces. With these coatings back reflections are reduced by nearly 3% at the interface between glass and air. The F&E devision has continued to make developments in this area, which has resulted in new standard designs.

The cables are available with a robust and, yet, flexible metal jacket as a protective covering around the optical fiber. A corrugated tube made of stainless steel and, thus, the best metal jacket available is used. To ensure that the connection between two optical fiber plugs connected by a metal jacket is potential free, vacuum-suitable isolators are mounted on both ends between the plug and the metal jacket.

If less robust protective jackets are required, LASER COMPONENTS offers AR-coated fibers which are also available with protective jackets made of Teflon.

Naturally, these fibers will also be available as so-called "bare fibers" (i.e., without a protective jacket).

The cables are available with SMA connectors or a D-80 plug. Both connectors have a free-standing fiber; the fiber bore hole of said connectors can be adjusted for use with different types of fibers. For very high power, plugs with copper ferrules are recommend.

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Trade Shows

- PHOTONEX 2011, October 18-19, 2011, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK, Booth C20
- Vision 2011, November 08-10, 2011, New Trade Fair Center Stuttgart, D, Booth 4D13
- BiOS 2012, January 21-22,2012, The Moscone Center, San Francisco, South Hall - Booth 8517
- Photonics West 2012, Jan. 24-26,2012, Moscone Center, San Francisco South Hall - Booth 517
- Analytica 2012, April, 17-20, 2012, Munich International Trade Fairs, Booth A2.400A


LASER COMPONENTS is specialized in the development, manufacture, and sale of components and services for the laser and opto-electronics industries. With sales offices in four different countries, the company has served its customers since 1982. In-house production at six locations in Germany, Canada, and the USA began in 1986 and is meanwhile responsible for about half of its turnover. Currently, the family-run business employs more than 130 people worldwide.

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