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OFS, Specialty Photonics Division

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Connector and Termination Kit hasten fiber optic repair/install.

October 14, 2014

Attaching to cable via mechanical means, LC Crimp and Cleave Connector utilizes optical and mechanical properties of HCS® (Hard Clad Silica) and Graded Index HCS® optical fibers. GiHCS® optical fiber in Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) cable construction with Crimp and Cleave LC connectors accelerates fiber optic cable installation/repair by technicians without any power, epoxy, gel, or polishing for termination. Products support Fast (100 Mbps) and Gigabit (1,000 Mbps) Ethernet data rates. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Rad-Hard PM Fiber performs for extended durations.

February 5, 2014

GyroSil® Rad-Hard PM Optical Fiber has 80 μm OD cladding and is bend-insensitive, enabling long lengths to be wound on small diameter coils. Manufactured without germanium, pure silica core fiber enables fiber optic gyroscopes to perform at higher radiation level for extended durations. Birefringent fiber has center wavelength of 1,550 nm and outer coating diameter of 145 μm. Suitable gyroscope applications include space, high altitude, and defense related navigation systems. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Industrial Cabling features crimp and cleave connectors.

November 27, 2013

Featuring Low Smoke Zero Halogen cable construction, Graded Index HCS® Optical Fiber Cabling with SC Crimp and Cleave connectors operates from -20 to +105°C while offering resistance to abrasion, vibration, and industrial chemicals. Cable systems support fast (100 Mbps) and Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbps) data rates and are compatible with most common GBIC transceivers. Suited for indoor and outdoor use, cabling requires no power, epoxy, gel, or polishing for termination process. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Optical Fiber Cables deliver tactical durability.

August 6, 2013

At 0.8 mm dia, Micro-Links (µlinx™) cables deliver tactical durability for use in manned/unmanned vehicles. Aircraft-specific µlinx Avionics cables weigh 0.7 g/m and feature braided aramid yarn and -65 to 150°C performance range. ETFE cable jacket resists abrasion and chemicals. With Hytrel® jacket over underlying aramid yarn, µlinx Tether cables suit ground vehicles. Both designs are available with bend-resistant single-mode, 50 µm multimode, or 62.5 µm multimode graded index optical fiber. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Hollow-Core Optical Fiber suits high precision gyroscopes.

July 31, 2013

Employing air-filled core surrounded by glass webbing, Hollow-Core Fiber allows light to propagate through free space rather than solid glass core. Radiation hardened fiber can be bent and coiled to tight bend radius while guiding light. Single-spatial-mode forces light to take only single path, enabling high bandwidth and low noise. Orientation of light waves is fixed in fiber, which is necessary for applications such as sensing, interferometry, and secure communications. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Fiber Laser Cavities support applications up to 1 kW.

May 1, 2013

Rated at 500 W, TrueMode-15™ supports up to 36 pump laser diode inputs, within typical 0.15 NA. TrueMode-22™, targeted for 1 kW applications and beyond, supports up to 18 pump laser diode inputs, within typical 0.22 NA. Both single-laser cavities are compatible with OFS' TrueM2™ Beam Combiners, which can combine multiple laser cavities. Read More

Transportation Industry Products, Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Fiber Optic Cables are suited for commercial aircraft systems.

February 11, 2013

FlightLink™ 50 µm OM3 can support 100 Gbit Ethernet up to 100 m. For applications that require single mode performance, FlightLink Bend Optimized Single Mode offers enhanced bend performance combined with standard-sized mode field. Incorporating OFS fibers, buffer, braided strength members, and outer jacket, all avionics cables are qualified to 200°C and designed with identical tight buffer construction that eliminates kinking. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

Coherent Mixer integrates multiplexer/demultiplexer.

March 11, 2011

Coherent Mixer, a key component required at signal receiver in optical digital coherent scheme, is integrated with polarization multiplexer/demultiplexer, resulting in compact device that eliminates characteristics degradation at connected part. Designed for ultra-high bit rate 100 Gbps digital coherent transmission, device features loss uniformity of 1 dB or better, low skew of 1 psec or better, and polarization extinction ratio of 18 dB or higher. Read More

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