Mode Stripping SMA Cables suit high power laser systems.

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Along with passive, air-cooled design, mode stripping SMA cable assemblies have integrated mode stripper that dissipates up to 25 W of power from cladding. This ensures clean output and enables power handling to 100, 250, and 350 W for 100, 200, and 400 µm cores, respectively. Epoxy-free, cantilevered nose design isolates optical fiber from ferrule, preventing thermal and contamination issues. Cables contain all-silica fiber, and fiber tips are laser polished for optimal transmission.

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Mode Stripping SMA Cables for High Power Laser Systems

Fiberguide's new line delivers up to 350W for material processing applications

Stirling, N.J. - 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.

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.

For additional information on these and other Fiberguide products and services, including new data sheets to assist with fiber selection, contact Fiberguide toll free at 877-490-7803, email or visit

Company Profile:
Fiberguide Industries, Inc. manufactures a comprehensive line of standard and custom high optical transmission fibers, OEM assemblies and ultra precision arrays. The company is a part of the global Halma technology group, which also includes photonics specialists Ocean Optics (, Labsphere ( and Avo Photonics ( FDA registered and ISO 9001 certified as a Contract Manufacturer and Custom Device Manufacturer, Fiberguide's corporate and optical fiber manufacturing facilities are located in Stirling, New Jersey, with a manufacturing/assembly facility in Caldwell, Idaho.

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