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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Low and standard OH fibers feature plastic cladding to prevent fiber breakage
Stirling, N.J. (April 19, 2010) – For medical, scientific and military applications, Fiberguide Industries offers a full line of low and standard hydroxyl concentration (OH) plastic coated silica fibers. The Anhydroguide™ and Superguide™ are low cost optical fibers that provide superior UV and infrared transmissions.
Plastic Clad Silica optical fibers from Fiberguide Industries.
Fiberguide’s Anhydroguide fiber is constructed of a pure fused silica core, made by reacting silicon tetrachloride with oxygen using a plasma arc. This ensures a low residual OH for excellent infrared transmission. Superguide’s silica core is constructed in the same manner, only with an oxy-hydrogen flame instead of a plasma arc, which maximizes the fiber’s UV transmission properties.
Both fibers feature plastic cladding to protect the fiber during buffer stripping and prevent breakage, while increasing fiber strength and reducing static fatigue in humid environments. Fibers offer exceptional transmission in tight bends, with a high core-to-clad ratio and numerical aperture of 0.37. All materials used in construction are certified by NAMSA to USP Class VI for non-toxicity and biocompatibility.
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Lightweight and flexible optical fibers eliminate heavy articulated arms
Stirling, N.J. (January 11, 2010) – Delivery of high power laser light in scientific, military, and industrial/ commercial applications normally requires bulky, inconvenient and often heavy articulated arms. For a more efficient approach to laser delivery, Fiberguide Industries offers its multimode, step-index optical fibers.
Fiberguide's multimode fibers for high power laser delivery.
Fiberguide’s multimode fibers are a simple way to accurately deliver high power laser beams. They feature an air-gap design, where the fiber extends into free space. This provides an epoxy-free region where thermal energy can be safely dissipated without burning the surrounding material, a common cause of failure in standard connectors. To maximize power handling and beam uniformity, fiber end surfaces are cleaved and then laser polished to eliminate contaminants, scratches, chips and pits.
Standard core diameters of 100µ, 200µ, 300µ, 400µ, 600µ, 1000µ and 1500µ are available, with non standard diameters available upon request. To aid in the correct fiber diameter selection for each particular application, Fiberguide’s new data sheets provide updated technical information. To download a data sheet, visit the following link: http://fiberguideindustries.thomasnet.com/Asset/HighPower%2012-02-09.pdf.
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Coating protects fibers in extreme thermal conditions
Stirling, N.J. (December 3, 2009) – Providing optimal performance of fiber optics in extreme conditions, Fiberguide Industries offers a full line of standard optical fibers with polyimide coating.
Fiberguide's polyimide coated fibers for high temperature performance.
Fiberguide’s polyimide coating is ideal for oil and gas, aerospace, sensors, defense, medical and security applications requiring high temperature resistance. The coating withstands operating temperatures up to 400ºC (300ºC continuous), while conventional coatings such as acrylate, nylon and Tefzel® begin to deteriorate between 100ºC and 250ºC.
Additionally, Fiberguide’s unique process of applying the coating results in a fiber of significantly reduced cross-sectional area. This low profile characteristic is optimal for use in bundles and supports spectral transmission from 160nm to 2500nm.
Polyimide coated fiber is available in step index, multimode fibers from 50um cores to 600um cores; 6.25um/125um and 50um//125um graded index; and 4.8um/125um and 9.2um/125um single mode fibers. The fiber offers high performance optical and mechanical specifications with tight dimension tolerances providing high uniformity and lot-to-lot consistency.
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