Fiberguide Names New VP Ops David Revels

Stirling, N.J. (November 29, 2017) – Optical fiber and assembly specialist Fiberguide Industries has appointed David Revels as its new Vice President of Operations.

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Besides managing all aspects of Fiberguide’s optical fiber assembly manufacturing operations, Revels has also been tasked to lead the construction, installation and commissioning of new optical fiber draw towers and related equipment. Besides expanding optical fiber capacity, the new towers will also allow advanced fiber draw technology to be incorporated into the company’s existing processes and create additional product categories, allowing expansion into new areas within the market.

“With his breadth of experience, Dave is uniquely qualified to help Fiberguide accelerate its efforts to automate its processes, ensuring our status as best-in-class in all operations related to fiber production and assembly,” said Fiberguide president Patricia Seniw.

Revels has 25 years of experience in management roles overseeing global operations, manufacturing and supply chain functions. He joins Fiberguide from TE Connectivity (Harrisburg. Pa.), where he was Regional Director of Operations- Americas. Revels holds a Master of Business Administration in Executive Management and a Bachelor of Science in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion, Ind.).

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Fiberguide Endcaps Increase Damage Thresholds in High Power Lasers

Stirling, N.J. (October 10, 2017) – Fiberguide’s fiber endcaps increase power handling tolerances of optical fiber cores for high power assemblies. The large endcaps (up to 25mm) allow for very high laser input power, up to 5kW, with great efficiency.

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The endcaps reduce power density at the air/ silica interface, which is a common point of laser damage, allowing higher coupled power into the fiber core. Fiberguide’s proprietary laser processing minimizes surface imperfections and maximizes power handling. Fiberguide can also exclusively treat endcaps with its RARe Motheye anti-reflective process, creating endcaps with less than 0.5 percent reflectance.

When coupled with RARe Motheye treated fibers, Fiberguide endcaps produce an assembly capable of very high efficiency of transmission with exceedingly low reflective properties. The resulting assembly is ideal for applications requiring high power such as laser welding and engraving.

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Fiberguide Partners with Micron Optics to Provide Fiber Bragg Grating Optical Sensors

Sensors monitor stress and temperature in equipment, buildings and structures

Stirling, N.J. (August 29, 2017) – Optical fiber and assembly specialist Fiberguide Industries has partnered with sensing expert Micron Optics to manufacture their line of fiber Bragg grating optical sensors. The sensors are ideal for distributed sensing of stress, temperature, strain, displacement and acceleration on machinery, equipment, planes, buildings, bridges and other devices and structures.

Fiberguide has partnered with Micron Optics to manufacture their line of fiber Bragg grating optical sensors.

Fiberguide has partnered with Micron Optics to manufacture their line of fiber Bragg grating optical sensors.

The sensors are a product of a Micron Optics design, and Fiberguide’s construction expertise and process refinement. Bragg gratings written inside the sensors’ optical fiber core behave like mirrors that reflect light at a specific wavelength based on the periodicity of the grating. Exposure to strain or temperature causes a shift in the reflected wavelength, proportional to the change in strain or temperature. Unlike commonly used electrical sensors, fiber Bragg sensors are not susceptible to signal degradation caused by long distances or electromagnetic interference.

Fiber Bragg grating optical sensors are compact for installation into small spaces. The sensors can also be multiplexed, allowing many sensors for multiple signals and locations in a single optical fiber.

For more information on fiber Bragg grating optical sensors, or to request a quote, visit www.micronoptics.com.

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Fiberguide Industries Demonstrates High Performance AR Fibers at InfoComm 2017

Stirling, N.J. (June 8, 2017) – Fiber optics expert Fiberguide Industries will showcase a variety of its optical fibers and fiber optic assemblies at InfoComm 2017. Visitors to the company’s booth 4487 can view samples of the company’s products, including its RARe Motheye anti-reflective fibers for enhanced performance in systems requiring high power transmission such as digital laser projection.

Fiberguide Industries will demonstrate its RARe Motheye Fibers at InfoComm 2017 booth 4487.

Fiberguide Industries will demonstrate its RARe Motheye Fibers at InfoComm 2017 booth 4487.

RARe Motheye fibers have a superior wavelength range (400-2200 nm total, 400 nm bandwidth per fiber), durability and damage thresholds, made possible by randomized nanostructures on the fiber surface. In laser projection systems, this translates to greater efficiency and reduced power requirements for the laser light source.

Fiberguide Industries Director of Sales Patrick Fung will be at the company booth 4487 to answer questions. InfoComm 2017 takes place on June 14-16 at the Orange County Convention Center (Orlando, Fla.).

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Fiberguide Industries Receives ISO 9001:2008 and 13485:2003 Recertification

Stirling, N.J. (April 5, 2017) – Optical fiber and assembly specialist Fiberguide Industries has passed an extensive auditing process to receive ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 recertification. This is the seventh consecutive year Fiberguide has held ISO certification for its quality management systems.

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ISO 9001:2008 is awarded after an organization demonstrates its ability to meet customer, statutory and regulatory requirements applicable to the products manufactured. ISO 13485:2003 certifies the organization’s quality management system meets the standards for the production of medical devices. Both certifications were awarded by third party registrar Platinum Registration.

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Fiberguide Industries Advances Fiber-Optic End Cap Capability

Fiberguide currently only manufacturer to offer CO2 laser splicing and glass shaping capabilities

Stirling, N.J. (January 30, 2017) – Fiberguide Industries, a leader in the specialty fiber optics industry, has advanced its fiber end cap production capabilities with a new CO2 laser splicing and glass shaping system. Developed by Nyfors Teknologi AB (Stockholm, Sweden) based on technology from the Fraunhofer Institute (Jena, Germany), the SMARTSPLICER™ allows Fiberguide to produce the largest end caps currently available. The SMARTSPLICER uses new computer assisted laser targeting technology to provide unparalleled fiber/ end cap splicing capability.

The new SMARTSPLICER ™ CO2 laser splicing and glass shaping system.

The new SMARTSPLICER ™ CO2 laser splicing and glass shaping system.

“The SMARTSPLICER technology developed by Nyfors and the Fraunhofer will give us the capability to easily attach large end caps to optical fiber to produce high power laser delivery connectors and systems,” said Fiberguide vice president of technology, Dr. Devinder Saini “The SMARTSPLICER uses a revolutionary patented technology developed by the Fraunhofer IOF Institute in Germany that allows the fusion of large pieces of glass to fibers. We now have the capability to fuse end caps of up to 25 mm (and larger) to fibers.”

Fiber end caps are useful for many applications, especially those where minimizing power at the air/ glass interface is desirable. Fiberguide now offers splicing of end caps with end cap-fiber ratios greater than 50:1. This technique is especially useful for high power fiber lasers. Coupled with Fiberguide’s RARe Motheye fiber, the new large endcaps allow for unprecedented durability and anti-reflection, even for the most demanding power levels.

Fiberguide will be demonstrating its new SMARTSPLICER technology, along with sample optical fibers, at the SPIE Photonics West Exhibition, booth 1745. The exhibition takes place January 28 to February 2 at the Moscone Center (San Francisco, Calif.).

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RARe Motheye™ High Power Fibers from Fiberguide Industries at Photonics West and SPIE BIOS

Stirling, N.J. (January 24, 2017) – Fiberguide Industries will display its new RARe Motheye™ optical fibers at Photonics West booth 1745 and SPIE BIOS booth 8840. The exhibitions take place from January 28 to February 2 at the Moscone Center (San Francisco, Calif.).

Fiberguide Industries will demonstrate its RARe Motheye Fibers at the 2017 Photonics West and BIOS exhibitions.

Fiberguide Industries will demonstrate its RARe Motheye Fibers at the 2017 Photonics West and BIOS exhibitions.

New RARe Motheye fibers offer enhanced power handling for high power delivery, research and development, medical, photonics and industrial applications. Fiberguide uses a proprietary technology to create randomized nanostructures on the fiber surface that are similar to the compound eyes of nocturnal insects. This results in fiber optic assemblies with superior wavelength range (400-2200nm), durability and damage thresholds when compared with commonly used AR coatings. Fiberguide VP of Technology Devinder Saini will deliver a demonstration of RARe Motheye fibers at 4:30 on February 1 in Demo Area 1 – Hall ABC South.

Visitors to the company’s booths can also view a demonstration of Fiberguide’s fiber Bragg grating sensors. Developed in partnership with Micron Optics, the sensors are designed to measure strain, temperature, pressure and acceleration from fiber Bragg gratings installed on smart structures, such as on bridges or airplanes.

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New Fiberguide RARe Motheye™ Optical Fibers Deliver Superior High Power Performance

Randomized AR Nanostructures increase assemblies’ wavelength range and damage threshold

Stirling, N.J. (December 14, 2016) – New RARe Motheye™ optical fibers from Fiberguide Industries feature enhanced high power performance. The new technology surpasses current anti-reflective coated fiber capabilities, providing benefits for high power delivery, research and development, medical, photonics and industrial applications.

New RARe Motheye™ optical fibers from Fiberguide Industries.

New RARe Motheye™ optical fibers from Fiberguide Industries.

Motheye nanostructures were originally discovered by the observation of nocturnal insects, such as moths, whose compound eyes were found to reflect little or no light regardless of the angle. Fiberguide uses a unique, randomized process to create Motheye nanostructures on the fiber surface. This results in fiber optic assemblies with superior wavelength range (400-2200nm), durability and damage thresholds when compared with commonly used AR coatings. Since the anti-reflective structure closely matches the underlying material, damage thresholds are typically close to those of bare fiber. Motheye fibers are also hydrophobic, allowing simple water cleanup of fiber faces.

RARe Motheye fibers are available with core sizes ranging from 3µm to 3mm in step index multi-mode or custom single-mode configurations. Material options include silica core, silica clad, polymer coated or metal coated construction.

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Fiberguide Industries Launches New Mobile App to Assist Customers with Optical Fiber Selection

Stirling, N.J. (November 16, 2016) – Fiberguide Industries has expanded customer support with its new mobile device app. Available for free download at the Apple Store and Google Play Store, the app helps customers with fiber selection and increases their access to the company’s fiber optic expertise on-the-go. To download the app, search “Fiberguide Industries” on the Apple Store or Google Play, or visit the following links:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fiberguide-industries/id1139742357?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fiberguide.android&hl=en

The new mobile app from Fiberguide Industries.

The new mobile app from Fiberguide Industries.

The app features a new Optical Fiber Calculator, which uses a series of proven equations developed over decades by Fiberguide’s engineering staff, to guide customers through the fiber selection process. For advanced users, the app also features a more manual fiber selection tool. Customers also have access to the latest company news and events.

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Fiberguide Industries Grows Customer Support Team with Two New Members

Stirling, N.J. (November 7, 2016) – Optical fiber and assembly specialist Fiberguide Industries has expanded its customer support with an additional two new team members. Mustafa Yusuf has been appointed Business Development Manager (Northeast) and Christopher Greco was named Customer Service Representative.

Fiberguide has expanded its customer support team with Mustafa Yusuf (left) and Christopher Greco.

Fiberguide has expanded its customer support team with Mustafa Yusuf (left) and Christopher Greco.

As Business Development Manager (Northeast), Yusuf will work closely with customers and Fiberguide’s application engineers to communicate customer needs and facilitate new product generation. He will seek out new opportunities and drive the company’s continued growth in the Northeastern and Southeastern territories. Yusuf has over 11 years of technical sales experience with various companies in the specialty chemicals industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Istanbul University (Istanbul, Turkey).

Greco will be based out of Fiberguide’s headquarters in Stirling, N.J. As Customer Service Representative, he will ensure that customers continue to receive on-time sales and service by responding to customer inquiries and providing vital support to the sales team. Greco joins Fiberguide from marketing agency Positive Impact Partners (East Rutherford, N.J.). He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Arizona State University (Tempe, Ariz.).

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