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Optical Fibers

Fiberguide Industries manufactures over 500 different specialty optical fiber part numbers to meet the needs of our customers. We specialize in optical fiber used for photonics applications, power delivery and sensing, and we also offer data communications fiber. Our high performance coatings enable our fibers to operate at extreme temperatures and survive in harsh environments. Our standard fiber offering is detailed below and on the accompanying spec sheets. Please contact us for any non-standard fiber needs: Custom Core / Cladding Sizes, Custom NAs, Narrow / Broad Wavelength Transmission, etc.


All Silica Fiber Anhydroguide (AFS) & Superguide (SFS) Silica Core / Silica Clad / Polymer or Metal Coated Fiber   Fiberguide’s SFS and AFS fibers are primarily used in photonics applications where individual or bundled large core (>50µm) multimode fibers are needed for the transmission of optical energy. These fibers can be coated with a variety of polymers or metalized, for extreme temperature performance.   Standard Specifications

  • Step Index Multimode
  • Pure Fused Silica Core / Fluorine Doped Silica Cladding
  • Silicone Buffer Coating Layer for Nylon & Tefzel Outer Coatings
  • Core / Cladding Sizes: 50/125µm, 100/110µm, 100/140µm, 200/220µm, 300/330µm, 400/440µm, 600/660µm, 800/880µm, 1000/1100µm, 1500/1650µm
  • Wavelengths: Superguide (High OH: UV – Vis): 190nm – 1250nm, Anhydroguide (Low OH: Vis – IR): 300nm – 2400nm
  • Numerical Aperture (NA): 0.12, 0.22, 0.26
  • Coatings:
    • Acrylate: -40°C to +85°C / -40°F to +185°F
    • Polyimide: -190°C to +350°C / -310°F to +662°F
    • Nylon: -40°C to +100°C / -40°F to +212°F
    • Tefzel: -40°C to +200°C / -40°F to +392°F
    • Aluminum: -269°C to +400°C / -452°F to +752°F
    • Gold: -269°C to +700°C / -452°F to +1292°F

Note: Metal coatings are available up to 400/440µm All Silica Fiber Spec Sheet (AFS & SFS) (PDF)
 

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Hard Coat Fiber Anhydroguide (AFSH) & Superguide (SFSH) Silica Core / Silica Clad / Hard Polymer Buffer Coated / Polymer Outer Coated Fiber   Fiberguide’s SFSH & AFSH fibers are similar to the SFS & AFS detailed above, except there is an added layer of hard polymer on top of the silica cladding. This hard coat serves as stable buffer layer that ensures a sufficient bond between the silica cladding and the polymer outer coating, making these fibers the ideal choice for a variety of medical applications.   Standard Specifications

  • Step Index Multimode
  • Pure Fused Silica Core / Fluorine Doped Silica Cladding
  • Hard Polymer Buffer Coating Layer
  • Core / Cladding Sizes: 200/240µm, 273/300µm, 365/400µm, 550/600µm, 910/1000µm
  • Wavelengths: Superguide (High OH: UV – Vis): 190nm – 1250nm / Anhydroguide (Low OH: Vis – IR): 300nm – 2400nm
  • Numerical Aperture (NA): 0.22
  • Coatings:
    • Nylon: -40°C to +100°C / -40°F to +212°F
    • Tefzel: -40°C to +200°C / -40°F to +392°F

Hard Coat Fiber Spec Sheet (AFSH & SFSH) (PDF)
 

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Hard Clad Fiber Anhydroguide (APCH) & Superguide (SPCH) Silica Core / Hard Polymer Clad / Polymer Coated Fiber   Fiberguide’s SPCH & APCH fibers feature a hard polymer cladding instead of a silica cladding. The hard cladding enables a higher NA (0.37) than a silica cladding, and reduces cost. Hard Clad fibers are the ideal choice for disposable medical products.   Standard Specifications

  • Step Index Multimode
  • Pure Fused Silica Core / Hard Polymer Cladding
  • Core / Cladding Sizes: 200/230µm, 300/330µm, 400/430µm, 600/630µm, 800/830µm, 1000/1035µm, 1500/1550µm
  • Wavelengths: Superguide (High OH: UV – Vis): 190nm – 1250nm / Anhydroguide (Low OH: Vis – IR): 400nm – 2200nm
  • Numerical Aperture (NA): 0.37
  • Coatings:
    • Tefzel: -40°C to +200°C / -40°F to +392°F

Hard Clad Fiber Spec Sheet (APCH & SPCH) (PDF)
 

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Polymer Clad Fiber Anhydroguide (APC) & Superguide (SPC) Silica Core / Polymer Clad / Polymer Coated Fiber   Fiberguide’s SPC & APC fibers feature a polymer cladding. This polymer cladding enables a NA of 0.37, but it differs from the hard polymer cladding above because the polymer cladding offers better radiation stability for nuclear research and sensing applications.   Standard Specifications

  • Step Index Multimode
  • Pure Fused Silica Core / Polymer Cladding
  • Core / Cladding Sizes: 200/300µm, 300/400µm, 400/500µm, 600/700µm, 800/900µm, 1000/1100µm, 1500/1650µm, 2000/2150µm
  • Wavelengths: Superguide (High OH: UV – Vis): 190nm – 1250nm / Anhydroguide (Low OH: Vis – IR): 400nm – 2200nm
  • Numerical Aperture (NA): 0.37
  • Coatings:
    • Nylon: -40°C to +100°C / -40°F to +212°F

Polymer Clad Spec Sheet (APC & SPC) (PDF)
 

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Solarguide Silica Core / Silica Clad – Solarization Resistant UV Fiber   Fiberguide’s Solarguide fiber is hydrogen infused to improve long-term attenuation stability at short UV wavelengths (190nm – 230nm). Solarguide fibers are the ideal choice for UV Spectroscopy, Lithography, Excimer Laser Systems, and UV curing applications that use Deuterium Lamps or other UV sources below 230nm.   Standard Specifications

  • Step Index Multimode
  • Pure Fused Silica Core / Fluorine Doped Silica Cladding
  • Core / Cladding Sizes: 50/125µm, 100/110µm, 200/220µm, 300/330µm, 400/440µm, 600/660µm
  • Wavelengths: Solarguide (High OH: UV – Vis): 190nm – 1250nm
  • Numerical Aperture (NA): 0.22
  • Coatings:
    • Polyimide: -190°C to +350°C / -310°F to +662°F
    • Aluminum: -269°C to +400°C / -452°F to +752°F

Note: Metal coatings are available up to 400/440µm Solarguide Spec Sheet (PDF)
 

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Anhydrous Graded Index (AGI) Multimode Silica Core / Silica Clad / Polymer or Metal Coated Fiber   Fiberguide’s AGI fibers feature a graded index profile instead of a step index profile. These fibers are primarily used in data transmission applications where more bandwidth is needed than step index fibers can offer. These fibers are available with Acrylate coatings and also high performance Polyimide, Aluminum, and Gold coatings that allow them to exceed the temperature performance levels of standard fibers.   Standard Specifications

  • Graded Index Multimode
  • Germanium Doped Fused Silica Core / Pure Fused Silica Cladding
  • Core / Cladding Sizes: 50/125µm, 62.5/125µm
  • Wavelengths: Optimized for 850nm & 1300nm
  • Numerical Aperture (NA): 50µm: 0.200 / 62.5µm: 0.275
  • Coatings:
    • Acrylate: -40°C to +85°C / -40°F to +185°F
    • Polyimide: -190°C to +350°C / -310°F to +662°F
    • Aluminum: -269°C to +400°C / -452°F to +752°F
    • Gold: -269°C to +700°C / -452°F to +1292°F
         

AGI Spec Sheet (PDF)
 

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Anhydrous Silica (ASI) Single Mode Silica Core / Silica Clad / Polymer or Metal Coated Fiber   Fiberguide’s Single Mode Fibers are used in data transmission applications as well as photonics applications where a single optical path, or mode, is desired. These fibers are available with Acrylate coatings and also high performance Polyimide, Aluminum, and Gold coatings that allow them to exceed the temperature performance levels of standard fibers.   Standard Specifications

  • Single Mode
  • Germanium Doped Fused Silica Core / Pure Fused Silica Cladding
  • Mode Field Diameter / Cladding Sizes: 4.3/125µm, 9.0/125µm
  • Wavelengths: 4.3/125µm: 633nm – 680nm / 9.0/125µm: 1310nm
  • Numerical Aperture (NA): 0.12
  • Coatings:
    • Acrylate: -40°C to +85°C / -40°F to +185°F
    • Polyimide: -190°C to +350°C / -310°F to +662°F
    • Aluminum: -269°C to +400°C / -452°F to +752°F
    • Gold: -269°C to +700°C / -452°F to +1292°F

ASI Spec Sheet (PDF)
 

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