Smart Product Number: PWG1-XP
Planar Waveguide Single-Mode Fiber
Nufern extra high-performance Planar Waveguide Fiber is part of the NuBRIDGE™ fiber family and provides a solution to the splicing challenges for high NA waveguiding structures. Industry developments indicate the call out for easy interfacing of new planar waveguide (PWG) technology with existing fiber infrastructures. Planar Waveguide Fiber is an excellent bridge fiber between high NA planar waveguides and low NA transmission fiber. This fiber allows outstanding optical coupling with planar waveguides. In addition, the composition of PWG1-XP is tailored to thermally expand the core during splicing and thus achieve low splice loss to transmission fibers.
Geometrical & Mechanical Specifications
Bend Loss: Bend Loss at 1550 nm for 100 turns and a 13 mm radius is <0.001 dB (nominal).
Bend Radius: Bend Radius for 0.05 dB per 100 turns at 1550 nm is much less than the LTBR.
Coating Requirements: UV Cured, Dual Acrylate
Features & Benefits
- High numerical aperture — Bend insensitive fiber for miniature packages
- Thermally expandable core — Low splice loss to transmission fiber
- Small Mode Field Diameter — High coupling efficiency with Planar Waveguides
- Fibertails for Planar Waveguides
- Bridge Fiber
- Silicon Photonics Devices
Nufern’s optical fiber products, including rare-earth doped, gyro, polarization-maintaining, radiation resistant, photosensitive, multimode and single mode, and any other optical fiber product including custom optical fibers, may be covered by one or more of the following pending or issued U.S. Patents, each of which is owned by or licensed by Nufern:
6,779,364; 6,832,026; 6,904,214; 6,950,586; 7,003,206; 7,050,686; 7,062,137; 7,110,647; 7,116,887; 7,167,621; 7,317,857; 7,371,019; 7,386,210; 7,400,812; 7,483,610; 7,634,164; 7,724,422; 5,949,941 (licensed from Furukawa Electric Co. of North America).
Moreover, use of Nufern’s optical fiber products, including modifications thereof, combinations with other products, or certain specific uses can necessitate additional customer licensing, particularly with respect to U.S. Patent nos. 5,818,630 (IMRA America, Inc.) and 6,496,301 (The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy). See the terms and conditions specific to your purchase.