MUMBAI, January 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Design Reduces Stress in Fibre Core
Universal Clad (UniClad) optical fibre from Fiberguide is designed for integration into fibre-based lasers and OEM systems performing high power transmission. The fibre 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.
UniClad fibre has a pure fused silica core and doped fused silica cladding with a polymer coating. The fibre 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.
Fiberguide Industries (www.fiberguide.com) manufactures a comprehensive line of standard and custom high optical transmission fibres and ultra-precision arrays. The company is a subsidiary of the global technology group Halma p.l.c. (www.halma.com), which also includes photonics specialists Ocean Optics (www.oceanoptics.com), a leader in spectroscopy and optical thin films, and Labsphere (www.labsphere.com), a recognized expert in the light metrology field. Registered by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Contract Manufacturer and Custom Device Manufacturer, Fiberguide's corporate and optical fibre manufacturing facilities are located in Stirling, New Jersey, with a manufacturing/assembly facility in Caldwell, Idaho.
Halma p.l.c. (www.halma.com) is an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology. A public company listed on the London Stock Exchange, it has 4000 employees in 40 subsidiaries worldwide. Halma's subsidiaries make products that protect lives and improve the quality of life for people through innovation in market leading products which make its customers safer, more competitive and more profitable. These subsidiaries are assisting India's economy in areas such as manufacturing, energy, water and waste treatment, the environment, construction, transport and health.
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SOURCE Fiberguide Industries