Corning introduces rugged, hermetic single-mode specialty fiber

CORNING, N.Y., 10 April 2007. Corning Inc. in Corning, N.Y., is introducing the Corning hermetic single-mode specialty fiber with improved fatigue resistance and high-usable strength for applications in fiber optic sensors and towed arrays.

Apr 10th, 2007

CORNING, N.Y., 10 April 2007. Corning Inc. in Corning, N.Y., is introducing the Corning hermetic single-mode specialty fiber with improved fatigue resistance and high-usable strength for applications in fiber optic sensors and towed arrays (related applications).

The properties of the hermetic layer improve the fatigue performance of the fiber by five times compared with standard single-mode fiber (related product) while maintaining identical optical quality to Corning SMF-28 optical fiber, company officials say

Corning's specially designed hermetic layer provides a protective barrier to help shield the glass from exposure to hydrogen, water, and corrosive chemicals through a thin layer of amorphous carbon that is bonded directly to the glass surface of the optical fiber. This resistance to hydrogen permeation is critical for use in harsh environments such as in undersea deployments or down-hole oil wells.

The new hermetic fiber is manufactured through Corning's patented outside vapor deposition (OVD) process, which yields unparalleled consistency in optical performance and high reliability. The batch-to-batch consistency, quality and reliability resulting from the OVD process enables Corning customers to optimize their operational costs.

Hermetic single-mode specialty fiber is part of Corning's portfolio of differentiated specialty fiber products that generate high-value for customers. These products and capabilities include polarization control, rare earth-doped gain fibers, power delivery, bend-insensitive fibers, reduced-diameter fibers, band-gap fibers, harsh-environment/high-temperature fibers and innovative custom solutions.

For more information contact Corning online at www.corning.com.

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