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Optical Fiber Bundles for Long-Term Performance

Armadillo SIA's specialty high-quality fiber optic bundles are designed for superior quality and optimum fiber optic properties.

Contact an Armadillo SIA representative today to discuss your requirements and develop the best solution. If you already have a design ready, products can be manufactured to their precise specifications.

Armadillo SIA guarantees the best transmission and quality for fiber optic bundles while working within the boundaries of users’ applications. To optimize the bundle, several parameters need to be considered, including:

  • Fiber area efficiency
  • Packing efficiency
  • Fiber transmission
  • Numerical aperture optimization
  • Reflections
  • Error factor (which consists of numerical aperture discrepancies)

Fused-Ends: Leading the Way in Long-Term Performance

For long-term performance, all-silica fused-end bundles and assemblies set the standard. Having been tested for more than 40,000 continuous, unfiltered hours, the fused-end packages display level, steady transmission at 95% of the original input.

Conventionally, the bundle transmission level has been restricted by NA and the packing factor of the active fiber core area. But in fused-end bundles, ArmadilloSIA®  fibers are fused to remove inter-fiber spaces—in the absence of epoxy and its innate limiting properties.

Fused-end packages provide a clear benefit over liquid light guides since they provide remarkable throughput for wavelengths varying from 160 to 1200 nm without solarization. Dissimilar to liquid light guides, Armadillo's fused-end solutions come in limitless lengths and will not leak or decline with respect to time.

While retaining the fibers’ NA, the fused-end packages typically increase transmission by 50%. Having been utilized in applications with temperatures as high as 1500 °C, fused-ends bundles and assemblies offer the most advanced solution   for long term performance.

Optical Fiber Bundles for Long-Term Performance

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