Optical fibers are being requested for laser systems more and more, in
particular pigtails for pump modules and medical laser systems. For
these applications Laser Components now offers so-called Hollow Silica
Waveguides (HSWTM) from our new partner Polymicro Technologies.
These fibers were specially designed for IR applications, that is
primarily for use with CO2 (10.6 ?m) and Er:YAG (2.94 ?m) lasers. They
are meant to replace the very expensive and complex articulated arms,
resulting in a significant cost reduction.
These fibers allow applications under harsh environmental conditions
and the fast changing of laser geometry. The special design of the
fiber geometry and the properties of the buffer allow up to 100 W of
power to be transmitted without additional cooling.
HSWTM fibers are available in the following standard sizes
(ID/OD/Buffer): 300/400/750, 500/650/850, 750/950/1200, and
1000/1300/1600. HSWTM fibers are generally assembled with SMA (905 and
906), ST, and FC connectors. Customer-specific core and buffer sizes
are available as well as connectors or optically-broken, free fiber
ends. Just contact LASER COMPONENTS.
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