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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Fiberguide Industries Launches New Web Store

Stirling, N.J. (June 18. 2013) –Fiberguide Industries’ new web store allows customers to shop online for optical fibers and assemblies. Customers can visit the web store at store.fiberguide.com.

The new webstore from Fiberguide Industries.

The new webstore from Fiberguide Industries.

Visitors to the site have online access to specialty UV, visible and IR optical fibers, vacuum feedthroughs, collimators and focus guides, SMA patch cables, and high power laser delivery cable assemblies. Besides the virtual store, the site features an intuitive selection tool that allows customers to choose from lists of options in order to choose the right product.

In addition to the standard products available on the web store, Fiberguide can also work with OEM customers to design and manufacture products customized to their needs.

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Specialty Optical Fibers and Assemblies from Fiberguide at Photonics West

Stirling, N.J. (January 30, 2013) – Fiberguide Industries will demonstrate its specialty optical fibers and high power assemblies for medical and industrial applications at the 2013 SPIE Photonics West exhibition, booth 1930. The show takes place from February 2-7 at the Moscone Center (San Francisco, Calif.).

 SMA high power connectors and specialty gold coated optical fiber from Fiberguide at Photonics West 2013.

SMA high power connectors and specialty gold coated optical fiber from Fiberguide at Photonics West 2013.

Fiberguide’s full range of specialty optical fibers will be on display, including gold and aluminum coated fibers for high temperature operation. Visitors can learn about the company’s full optical assembly capabilities. The booth will also feature the company’s new UniClad optical fiber, and high power assemblies including SMA and FD-80 connectors.

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New UniClad High Power Optical Fibers from Fiberguide

Design reduces stress in fiber core

Stirling, N.J. (January 21, 2013) – Universal Clad (UniClad) optical fiber from Fiberguide is designed for integration into fiber based lasers and OEM systems performing high power transmission. The fiber uses a large core-to-clad ratio to reduce stress transfer to its core, maintaining laser beam quality and improving focal ratio degradation in lasers used for cutting, welding, drilling, soldering and marking.

UniClad high power optical fibers from Fiberguide Industries.

UniClad high power optical fibers from Fiberguide Industries.

UniClad fiber has a pure fused silica core and doped fused silica cladding with a polymer coating. The fiber has a fixed 500µm cladding diameter for 100-400µm core sizes, and proportionately larger cladding for 600-800µm core sizes, to make laser alignment and splicing easier.

Complete high power laser assemblies are also available.

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Fiberguide Appoints Ronald Kramer as Business Development Manager

Stirling, N.J. (January 4, 2013) –Optical fiber manufacturer and assembly specialist Fiberguide Industries has named Ronald Kramer as Business Development Manager for Eastern U.S. and Canada. Kramer will be responsible for growing the company’s lines of OEM custom optical assemblies and systems, and specialty optical fibers in medical, bioanalysis, laser delivery and high temperature sensing markets.

Fiberguide Business Development Manager, Ronald Kramer.

Fiberguide Business Development Manager, Ronald Kramer.

Before his position with Fiberguide, Kramer was Director of Global Business Development (Optics, Mechanics, Electronics) for Remark Global Solutions (Rochester, N.Y.). He is ISO9001, Lean Manufacturing and ESD trained and certified. Kramer holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the State University of New York (Brockport, N.Y.).

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High Strength Aluminum Coated Fibers from Fiberguide

Hermetically sealed fibers ideal for operation in vacuum environments

Stirling, N.J. (November 30, 2012) – Fiberguide Industries’ aluminum coating provides added strength to optical fibers for applications requiring tight bends or resistance to harsh conditions. The fibers have proven ideal for use in medical handsets and instruments, semiconductor manufacturing and sensors.

Fiberguide Industries’ aluminum coated fiber provides high strength for tight bends and extreme temperatures.

Fiberguide Industries’ aluminum coated fiber provides high strength for tight bends and extreme temperatures.

Aluminum coating can be applied to a wide variety of step index, graded index and single mode fibers. The coating gives the optical fiber high strength (>10GPa bending) and a high stress corrosion coefficient (>100) for reliability in tight bends. Fibers are hermetically sealed for high vacuum applications, and can withstand operation in temperatures from -269°C to +400°C. Standard core diameters are available up to 440 µm, and lengths up to 4 km.

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New Website Details Fiberguide’s Optical Fibers and OEM Assemblies

Stirling, N.J. (August 29, 2012) – Fiberguide Industries has launched a newly redesigned website to assist customers with product selection. The new website, www.fiberguide.com, streamlines visitors’ access to updated specifications and application notes on the company’s full line of optical fibers and fiber assemblies.

Fiberguide Industries’ newly redesigned website.

Fiberguide Industries’ newly redesigned website.

Visitors to the site can review technical specifications, including power handling requirements and mechanical data on silica and buffer materials, to help select the right optical fiber. A new applications notes page contains case studies that review a variety of previous photonics challenges and how they were solved.

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Fiberguide’s New FD-80 Laser Connectors Provide Unmatched Power Handling

Laser polished fiber face maximizes power transmission

Stirling, N.J. (August 21, 2012) – Fiberguide Industries’ new FD-80 high power keyed connector delivers unprecedented power handling up to 750 watts. The new assembly is designed for the demanding power requirements of industrial laser systems used for cutting, drilling, marking and welding.

Fiberguide’s FD-80 high power keyed connectors for industrial laser applications.

Fiberguide’s FD-80 high power keyed connectors for industrial laser applications.

FD-80 connector assemblies are constructed from all silica optical fibers with core sizes from 100µm to 1500µm. An epoxy-free cantilevered nose design isolates fibers from the connector, allowing safe dissipation of thermal energy without burning the surrounding material. Connectors have a laser polished fiber face to promote better power transmission and reduce risk of damage to the end face.

Fiberguide’s connectors are available with anti-reflective coating and various sheathing options to best fit environmental conditions. Optional integrated mode stripping removes stray cladding power for systems requiring enhanced performance.

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Fiberguide Industries Appoints New President Patricia Seniw

Stirling, N.J. (March 21, 2012) – Fiberguide Industries has named Patricia Seniw its new president. As president, Seniw will oversee the company’s day-to-day operations, as well as investigate opportunities for future growth. Fiberguide, a Halma company, is a manufacturer and global supplier of optical fiber and assemblies for use in the medical, aerospace, defense, scientific and industrial markets.

President of Fiberguide Industries, Patricia Seniw.

President of Fiberguide Industries, Patricia Seniw.

Seniw has been with the Halma group for the past nine years. She joined in 2003 as the Divisional Finance Director for the company’s Elevator Division. Since then, she has held several VP roles in sales and finance with other Halma subsidiary companies. Seniw holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology from the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) and a Master of Business Administration from McGill University (Montreal, Canada).

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