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 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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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.
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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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.
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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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.
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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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.
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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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.
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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Fiberguide’s new line delivers up to 350W for material processing applications
Stirling, N.J. (September 29, 2011) – Fiberguide’s new line of high power mode stripping SMA cable assemblies provides a higher power alternative to traditional laser delivery cables for high power laser welding, marking, cutting and drilling equipment. The assemblies have also proven effective for use as diode laser pigtails in diode pumped solid state (DPSS) systems.
High Power SMA cable assemblies from Fiberguide Industries.
Most similar products are unable to operate above 150W (200µm core) without active water cooling. Fiberguide’s new line is designed to handle more power and survive at higher temperatures with a passive, air-cooled design. An integrated mode stripper dissipates up to 25W of power from the cladding, ensuring a clean output and boosting power handling capacities to 100W (100µm core), 250W (200µm core) or 350W (400µm core), depending on system conditions.
Assemblies have an epoxy free cantilevered nose design, which isolates the optical fiber from the ferrule to prevent thermal and contamination problems. Fiber tips are laser polished for maximum transmission. Cables contain all silica fiber and are available with 100µm, 200µm and 400µm cores for easy integration into existing systems.
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Only graded index fibers available with gold, polyimide and aluminum coatings
Stirling, N.J. (January 21, 2011) – For reliable use in data communication links, Fiberguide Industries provides its AGI™ Series of Graded Index Silica core/ Silica clad optical fibers.
Fiberguide Industries’ AGI™ Series of graded index optical fibers.
The AGI Series offers the high bandwidth of single mode fibers with the convenient termination of step-index multimode fibers. The result is a fiber with good bandwidth that can be used with lower cost light emitting diodes, making it a popular choice for medium distance data communication links such as local area networks (LANs).
Fiberguide Industries is the only supplier of graded index silica fibers to offer premium coatings for reliable performance in extreme temperature conditions such as polyimide (-190ºC to +350 ºC), aluminum (-269ºC to +400 ºC) and gold (-269ºC to +700ºC). Fibers are also available in a variety of sizes to fit customer applications. The AGI Series 50/125 is available with core diameters from 50µm ± 3µm and clad diameters from 125µm ± 1µm/-3µm. The AGI Series 62.5/125 has core diameters from 62.5µm ± 3µm and clad diameters from 125µm + 1µm/-3µm.
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Selection of protective sheathing and fiber optic core sizes to fit customers’ needs
Stirling, N.J. (September 14, 2010) – Allowing the use of fiber optics in potentially damaging environments, Fiberguide Industries introduces its new standard line of single fiber assemblies. Fiberguide’s assemblies have proven effective in a number of scientific and industrial applications ranging from light measurement, process monitoring and control, to UV-VIS spectroscopy, chromatography and fluorescence.
Single fiber assemblies with furcation and monocoil sheathing from Fiberguide Industries.
Single fiber assemblies are available with two choices of chemical resistant, non-magnetic sheathing to fit customers’ needs. For general purpose use, Fiberguide’s furcation tubing is comprised of a Kevlar reinforced PVC sleeve over a polypropylene tube. Furcation tubing is non-conductive and protects fibers with a liquid-tight seal.
For more specialized applications, Fiberguide offers stainless steel monocoil sheathing. The monocoil is vacuum compatible and resistant to tight bending, crushing, cutting, kinking and high temperatures.
Both standard cable designs are rated for use at ambient temperatures. Single fiber assemblies are available with core sizes ranging from 50µ to 1000µ and wavelengths from deep UV (DUV) to UV-VIS and VIS-IR. Assemblies are also available upon request with ST and FC connectors, numerical apertures of 0.12 and 0.26, and continuous lengths up to 50 meters.
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Polyimide coating can withstand temperatures up to 360ºC
Stirling, N.J. (August 17, 2010) – Delivering reliable operation in demanding conditions, Fiberguide Industries introduces its new line of fused silica capillary tubing. The new line of tubing has proven effective in a number of scientific applications including protein characterization, small molecule and genetic analysis, proteomics, DNA sequencing and fragment analysis.
Fiberguide Industries’ fused silica capillary tubing.
Fiberguide’s capillary tubing is manufactured from high purity synthetic quartz with a protective coating of polyimide. Applied to the outer surface of the tubing, polyimide has an upper temperature limit of 360ºC. A wide variety of standard I.D.’s are available, from 2µ to 700µ and O.D.’s from 90µ to 850µ. Non-standard sizes can also be manufactured by request.
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