Nufern Expands Double-Clad Capabilities - Includes Polarization Maintaining (PM) in Panda-Type Configuration
January 27, 2003
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SAN JOSE, California - January 28, 2003 - Nufern Expands Double-Clad Capabilities - Includes Polarization Maintaining (PM) in Panda-Type Configuration. Nufern, the largest independent manufacturer of application-specific optical fiber, introduces double-clad fibers for high power lasers and amplifiers. These double-clad fibers feature low-NA, single-mode, large-mode area or multimode cores, incorporating a variety of dopants with large area, high-NA claddings. Nufern Double-Clad fibers include Panda-type polarization maintaining (PM) versions.
Developed to meet the rising demand for high-power, high-brightness fiber sources, double-clad fiber application areas range from military to industrial, where these fibers enable efficient, compact sources that directly compete with high-power solid-state lasers. In particular, the ability to obtain high-power, polarized output from Panda-type PM double-clad fibers extends the application areas, removing one of the last advantages for traditional solid-state lasers over fiber.
Nufern's Panda-type, PM Double-Clad offers clear advantages over alternate technologies that include reproducibility, increased flexibility, uniformity and scalability, says Nufern CTO Adrian Carter. Our double-clad fiber capability is the result of a combination of technologies and experience developed over several years, culminating in the latest generation of PM double-clad fiber designs. The wide range of applications for these fibers is largely untapped and lies in the hands of our customers. We are pleased that Nufern fiber is key to such exciting developments in a diverse range of applications.
Nufern is the largest independent manufacturer of highly engineered, application-specific optical fiber (ASOF) for components and systems serving the telecommunications, industrial, medical, and aerospace industries. With manufacturing facilities located at its headquarters in East Granby, Connecticut, USA, Nufern is able to engineer, make, support, and deliver large volumes of commercial-grade ASOF to customers around the world. Nufern products include erbium-doped fiber, polarization maintaining fiber, planar waveguide fiber, metalized fibertails, select cut-off single-mode fiber, photosensitive fiber, RGB fiber, ultra-high numerical aperture fiber, as well as, double-clad, PM gyroscope, and specialty multimode fiber capabilities. For more information, call toll-free, (866) 466-0214, or visit www.nufern.com.
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