Design reduces stress in fiber core

Stirling, N.J. (January 21, 2013) – Universal Clad (UniClad) optical fiber from Fiberguide is designed for integration into fiber based lasers and OEM systems performing high power transmission. The fiber uses a large core-to-clad ratio to reduce stress transfer to its core, maintaining laser beam quality and improving focal ratio degradation in lasers used for cutting, welding, drilling, soldering and marking.

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UniClad high power optical fibers from Fiberguide Industries.
UniClad fiber has a pure fused silica core and doped fused silica cladding with a polymer coating. The fiber has a fixed 500µm cladding diameter for 100-400µm core sizes, and proportionately larger cladding for 600-800µm core sizes, to make laser alignment and splicing easier.

Complete high power laser assemblies are also available.

Author: Aaron Day