Fibers that have been designed to meet specific optical properties are used in a variety of applications such as Medical, Spectroscopy, Science, Mil/Aero, Industrial and Telecommunications.
The construction of these specialty fibers varies in types and dimensions of core, cladding and coating and challenge the industry to provide solutions for low and high-volume mix applications.
Processing these fibers, like cutting, splicing and removal of coatings are common processes often related to connectivity. Tapering fiber diameters or increasing fiber diameters using for example capillaries are also common techniques for transitioning to other media.
Last but not least, the ability to shape fiber tips into flat angles, conical or ball lens solutions are techniques to redirect the optical paths are fiber processing examples.
Additional resources from the FOC team include:
- Category Resource FOC Factory Fiber Processing Page
- Glossary, Acronyms, Military Specifications for Connectors: http://bit.ly/2a2EFn8
- Q&A Resource: email technical questions to AskFOC@focenter.com
Have questions about this FOC Tip?
Contact FOC with questions at: (800) 473-4237 / 508-992-6464 or email: FiberOpticCenter@focenter.com and we will respond ASAP.