Nufern Introduces New Line of 1550-nm, Bend Insensitive, Single-Mode Fibers for Harsh Environments
May 31, 2016
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EAST GRANBY, CT - May 31, 2016 – Nufern, a leading U.S. manufacturer of specialty optical fibers, fiber lasers and amplifiers, and fiber optic gyro coils, announced today it has expanded its NuSENSORTM fiber product offerings by introducing a new family of bend insensitive fibers available with hermetic carbon and either polyimide or mid-temperature acrylate coated fibers. These coatings are optimized for fiber optic sensing applications in harsh environments where hydrogen ingression must be managed.
These 1550-nm, bend insensitive, single-mode fibers feature a waveguide designed to minimize micro- and macro-bending losses experienced by standard fibers in typical cable configurations used in the oil and gas and other sensing applications. These products cover the temperature range of up to 150o C for mid-temperature acrylate (R1550XB-MTA), and up to 300o C for polyimide coating (R1550XB-P). These NuSENSORTM fibers are ideally suited for H2 rich environments or high dynamic strain environments with the addition of an optional hermetic carbon layer (R1550XB-CMTA, R1550XB-CP).
Kanishka Tankala, VP of Fiber Business, states, “Nufern continues to expand and build on its fiber knowledge base adding value to customers. We have invested in developing these new bend insensitive fibers to further enhance the range of applications and conditions our fibers can be used. We continue to offer the broadest range of specialty optical fibers at the cutting edge of today’s developing technologies.”
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 55,000 laser units installed worldwide and more than 4,000 customers. For more information, call toll-free: (866) 466-0214, or visit www.nufern.com.