EAST GRANBY, CT–February 4, 2013– Nufern, a leading U.S. manufacturer of specialty optical fibers, fiber lasers and amplifiers, and fiber optic gyro coils, announced today it is further expanding its successful line of NuMATCHTM fibers, with 2 new precision matched Yb-doped double-clad fiber sets, 4 new Er:Yb doped precision matched passive fibers and 1 standard complementary passive fiber, in response to growing customer demand for high power fibers optimized for volume OEM manufacturing.
The latest additions to the NuMATCHTM precision fiber family include the Yb-doped LMA 15/130 and Yb-doped 30/250 LMA fibers and their precision matched passive fibers. These precision matched families utilize the latest in glass compositions and the tightest mechanical dimension specifications in the industry. The improved tolerance of the precision matched fibers (denoted by the –M suffix) facilitates low-loss splice compatibility between active and passive fibers. Using precision matched fibers provides the most robust, lowest loss light path through the optical component chain during laser and amplifier integration. Furthermore, the NuMATCHTM series is now extended to cover 4 precision matched passive fibers for industry standard Er:Yb doped fibers for the first time, thus enabling high power fiber laser and amplifier manufacturers operating at 1550 nm to also benefit from the NuMATCHTM fiber platform.
George Oulundsen, Product Line Manager for Optical Fibers highlights, “In response to customer feedback on the successful introduction of the NuMATCHTM fiber product line, we have decided to further expand the number of doped and un-doped matching fibers to offer a more complete suite of products covering the range of OEM customers making high power fiber lasers and amplifiers. These precision matched fibers offer the best possible performance when it comes to splicing active and passive fibers and now extends to a greater number of fiber products across multiple wavelengths for the first time. ”
Nufern, based in East Granby, CT, is a leading U.S. manufacturer of fiber laser and amplifier modules and specialty optical fibers serving industrial, military/aerospace, medical and telecom applications. Nufern is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc., a U.S. company headquartered in Plymouth, MI and Hamburg, Germany. Rofin-Sinar is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of high-performance lasers and laser-based solutions with more than 28,000 laser units installed worldwide and more than 3,000 customers. For more information, call toll-free: (866) 466-0214, or visit www.nufern.com.