Fiberguide Industries Licenses Motheye AR Nanostructures

RARe Motheye Fiber™ will bring durability and improved performance to high power fiber optic applications

Stirling, N.J. (March 10, 2016) – Fiberguide Industries has been granted an exclusive license from TelAztec (Burlington, Mass.) to develop Motheye AR (Anti-Reflective) Nanostructures for use in fiber optic cable. Fiberguide’s new RARe Motheye Fiber™ will be ideal for high power delivery applications.

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Motheye AR Nanostructures were originally discovered by the observation of nocturnal insects, such as moths. The compound eyes of these insects were found to reflect little or no light, regardless of the light’s angle of incidence. TelAztec used this observation to develop effective, randomized, AR nanostructures for use on glass substrates, which Fiberguide Industries will market under the tradename “RARe Motheye” ™.

RARe Motheye randomized nanostructures have been shown to be effective in creating anti-reflective surfaces of extreme durability and high efficiency when compared to non-randomized processes. Randomization of the nanostructure results in improved anti-reflective and power handling performance. Fiberguide Industries has acquired an exclusive license to develop TelAztec’s Motheye technology for use in Fiberguide RARe Motheye Fiber™ assemblies and arrays.

RARe Motheye coatings have damage thresholds that are far greater than AR coatings, close to that of silica fiber (3-7 times higher than standard AR coatings). The Random Anti-Reflection (RAR) surfaces also have very broad anti-reflection properties and operate over a large (~400 nm) wavelength range compared to the very narrow (~50 nm) operating range for conventional AR coatings.

Dr. Devinder Saini, Fiberguide’s Vice President of Technology, stated, “The use of anti-reflection coatings on fibers has become very important, but AR coatings have limitations in that they have a very narrow operating range as well as a low damage threshold. Random anti-reflection technology has the potential to overcome these limitations and revolutionize high power delivery via fibers.”

Fiberguide’s RARe Motheye Fiber products will be ideal for applications where high power delivery is important. Medical system, industrial laser, directed energy, digital cinema projection, data array transmission, and many other applications will benefit from RARe Motheye Fiber‘s low insertion loss and low return loss. RARe Motheye Fiber also offers superior ease of cleaning and robust damage thresholds, compared to conventional AR coatings.

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Fiberguide Industries Designs World-Class Array for the Gemini South Telescope

Stirling, N.J. (February 18, 2016) – Fiberguide Industries has been selected to build the fiber-optic array at the heart of the new GHOST (Gemini High-resolution Optical SpecTrograph) in the Gemini South telescope. Built for the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO), who is leading the project, the array uses cutting-edge construction techniques and Fiberguide’s expertise in building high-quality, high-performance fiber optic subsystems is critical to the project’s success.  GHOST will provide two-object plus sky spectroscopy at full wavelength coverage from 363-950nm and resolutions from 50,000 to 75,000.

Image used with permission from:Gemini Observatory/AURA/National Science Foundation

Gemini South with star-trails of the South Celestial Pole overhead.
Image used with permission from:Gemini Observatory/AURA/National Science Foundation

Each fiber will carry a fraction of the light coming from a stellar object to minimize losses due to atmospheric blurring. Parameters such as fiber optic pointing error and insertion loss are minimized by using proprietary Fiberguide construction techniques and the long history of Fiberguide’s experience building these types of arrays for astronomy, security and data communications. The new instrument will allow for the efficient scanning of the night sky.

“Fiberguide has been integral to AAO’s technology development for GHOST, a world-class instrument on one of the world’s largest and most successful telescopes, the Gemini telescope,” said project leader Andrew Sheinis. “Once delivered, GHOST will provide enhanced opportunities to understand the universe, including the discovery and study of extra-solar planets.”

The Gemini South telescope provides unparalleled access to the southern sky and continued opportunities for enhanced understanding of the universe.

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Fiberguide Helps Cinerama Dome Premiere New Star Wars Movie with Breakthrough Projector

New 3D Laser Projection System produces twice the brightness as most other systems in use

Stirling, N.J. (January 26, 2016) – Fiberguide Industries has played a critical role in the development of the Arclight Cinerama Dome theater’s new 3D Laser Projection System, which premiered along with the new “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie. The dual-head laser projection system, which uses a Fiberguide assembly for power transmission, was installed just in time for the classic theater’s first showing of the new movie.

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The new laser projection system is capable of very high brightness, up to 8 footlamberts in 3D and 14 footlamberts in 2D. The output is double the brightness that most systems used in other theaters are capable of producing, resulting in a brighter picture and better viewing experience. However, higher output demanded better power transmission. To meet the increased quality and transmission requirements for this high power system, Fiberguide designed a custom multimode assembly capable of meeting its demands.

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Fiberguide Promotes Devinder Saini, Ph.D to Vice President of Technology

Stirling, N.J. (January 12, 2016) – Optical fiber specialist Fiberguide Industries has promoted Devinder Saini, Ph.D. to the position of Vice President of Technology. In his new role, Saini will be responsible for expanding the company’s customized offerings of optical fibers and assemblies by developing new products and technologies. He will oversee Fiberguide’s research and development, applications engineering and specialty optical fiber groups.

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“Devinder has been a great addition to our team,” said Fiberguide president, Patricia Seniw. “With the work he has spearheaded, we are on track to preview some new capabilities at the Photonics West show in February.”

Saini has over 30 years of experience with scientific product development. Previously Fiberguide’s Director of Technology, he joined the company from OxySense Inc. and FCI Environmental Inc. (Las Vegas, Nev.), where he was vice president and chief scientist.

Saini holds a doctorate in Physics from The City University (London, England), a Master of Science in Molecular Science of Materials from Thames Polytechnic (London, England) and a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Astrophysics from University of London (London, England).

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Fiberguide Names New Vice President Sales and Marketing, Mic Chaudoir, Ph.D.

Stirling, N.J. (June 2, 2015) – Optical fiber and assembly specialist Fiberguide Industries has appointed Mic Chaudoir, Ph.D. as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In his new role, Chaudoir has been charged with driving new market expansion and new product development.

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Chaudoir has 17 years of biotech and technology sales experience from previous positions with several imaging and photonics companies. He joins Fiberguide from Excelitas Technologies (Mississauga, Ontario). During his tenure as Americas Sales Manager, Chaudoir led the introduction of a line of solid state scientific illumination products to the life science and analytical instrumentation market.

Chaudoir holds a doctorate in Cell and Molecular Biology from Northwestern University (Chicago, Ill.) and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois (Urbana- Champaign, Ill.).

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Fiberguide Brings Specialty Optical Fibers and Assemblies to CLEO

Stirling, N.J. (June 08, 2014) – Fiberguide Industries will exhibit its specialty optical fibers and high power assemblies at the 2014 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), booth 1224. The show takes place June 10-12, 2014 at the San Jose Convention Center (San Jose, Calif.).


Fiberguide specialty optical fibers and high power assemblies.

For optical sensing, medical, laser delivery, high temperature applications and more, Fiberguide will be exhibiting its full range of specialty optical fibers. Customized to user specifications, fiber sizes range from 4.3um singlemode to 2000um multimode core sizes with temperature capabilities up to 700°C.

CLEO visitors can also learn about Fiberguide’s full optical assembly capabilities, including single- and multi-legged configurations for optical sensing and industrial power delivery. Its 2D arrays for telecom switching and astronomy applications will also be on hand, along with new shaped tip fibers for medical laser delivery. The company’s accessory line, including vacuum and pressure feed-throughs, collimators, and focus guides round out the exhibit.

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Fiberguide Selected by National Vein Technologies as Medical Optical Fiber Source

Stirling, N.J. (April 2, 2014) – Specialty optical fiber and assembly expert Fiberguide Industries has been chosen to supply medical use optical fibers to National Vein Technologies (Tampa, Fla.), a provider of vein surgical supplies. Fiberguide’s specialty optical fibers will be used in laser delivery equipment for general and vascular surgery.

Fiberguide was chosen to provide medical optical fibers for National Vein Technologies laser equipment for vascular surgery.

Fiberguide was chosen to provide medical optical fibers for National Vein Technologies laser equipment for vascular surgery.

National Vein Technologies selected Fiberguide optical fibers because their design allows delivery of laser energy in a 1470nm wavelength, the new market standard. In addition, Fiberguide was able to provide the most reliable delivery of custom fibers.

Fiberguide Industries currently manufactures over 500 different specialty optical fibers to fit customers’ requirements. The company specializes in optical fibers used for photonics applications, power delivery, sensing, and data communications. Fiberguide also offers high performance coatings, allowing fibers to operate in harsh environments.

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New Shaped Tip Assemblies From Fiberguide Industries at BIOS and Photonics West

Stirling, N.J. (January 30, 2014) – Fiberguide Industries will display its new shaped tip fiber assemblies for medical laser applications at the 2014 BIOS and Photonics West exhibitions. The shows take place at the Moscone Center (San Francisco, Calif.) from February 1-2 (BIOS) and February 4-6 (Photonics West).

Visitors to the company’s BIOS booth 8522 and Photonics West booth 1723 can view demonstrations of the new assemblies with conical, ball, radiused, chiseled and angular fiber ends. The tips allow customers to adjust the beam shape and efficiency of light collection, ideal for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), optical-coherence tomography-guided (OCT) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) laser treatments.

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New Shaped Tip Fiber Assemblies from Fiberguide for Medical Laser Applications

New fiber ends add control over output beam shape and fiber efficiency

Stirling, N.J. (January 29, 2014) – New shaped tip fibers and fiber assemblies from Fiberguide Industries provide optimum control over laser light during medical procedures. The conical, ball, radiused, chiseled and angular fiber ends are ideal for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), optical-coherence tomography-guided (OCT) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) laser treatments.

Fiberguide’s new shaped tip assemblies.

Fiberguide’s new shaped tip assemblies.

The new shaped tip fibers are created using Fiberguide’s proprietary design software and fiber processing techniques. The tips allow customers to shape the outbeam beam and/or increase the efficiency of light collection. Customized designs are also available.

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Fiberguide presents at the Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers (Sigtuna, Sweden)

Jeff Perkins, Ph.D., of Fiberguide Industries presented his original research on beam control through fiber taper geometry manipulation at the 3rd WSOF (Sigtuna, Sweden) in August.  By manipulating the geometry of a fiber taper, it is possible to shape and control the beam output of  large core fibers. This has useful applications in diverse industries such as laser welding or cutting, digital projection, or lithography, where beam shape control and uniformity can improve efficiency and/or beam quality.  Traditional means of beam shaping using refractive or diffractive optics tend to be costly and usually require labor intensive alignment. As a more cost effective alternative, Fiberguide is able to offer a custom inline, low loss, fiber taper solution.

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