SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Armadillo SIA in Sunnyvale, Calif., is introducing the Optran Plus UV and Optran Plus WF (water-free) specialized optical fibers, featuring a high numerical aperture (NA) pure fused silica/silica core fibers.
Armadillo SIA's innovative Optran Plus fibers are created using a proprietary preform production process that uses plasma outside vapor deposition (POVD) and plasma chemical vapor deposition (PCVD) technology to produce material rods with a fused silica core and a fluorinated silica cladding.
As a result of both deposition processes, thin, fluorine-doped quartz layers are deposited on the surface of the silica core, enabling electro-optical performance with lengths of 300 to 1,100 millimeters.
Using this unique dual fabrication process, it is possible to achieve challenging geometries such as square, rectangular, pentagonal, hexagonal, octagonal, and even customized shapes.
The fibers deliver spectral transmission from 190 to 2400 nanometers with low optical losses and offer high coupling efficiency. With numerical apertures of 0.10 to 0.30, respectively, and core diameters available from 50 to 2000 microns, the pure fused silica/silica core fibers are ideal for a broad range of applications from spectroscopy to sensing.
For more information contact Armadillo SIA online at www.armadillosia.com.