Plastic Clad Silica Fibers

plastic-inside2Features

• Cost effective alternative to all silica fibers
• Better UV and NIR transmission than
hard clad silica (HPCS) fibers
• UV/VIS and VIS/NIR types available
• High numerical aperture
• Biocompatible materials
• Sterilizable by ETO, gamma radiation
• Radiation resistant
• Core diameter up to 2 mm
• High concentricity

PCS

Fiber Properties

• Step index profile
• Numerical aperture: 0.37
(2 meters, falls to 0.30 for large lengths)
• Proof test: 70 kpsi
• Minimum bend radius:
100 times the clad radius (momentary)
600 times the clad radius (long term)
• Laser damage threshold:
> 100 kW/mm2 (Nd:YAG, cw at 1064 nm)

Applications

• Medical
• Laser surgery
• Angioplasty
• Dermatology
• Urology
• Photodynamic therapy
• Diagnostics
Industrial/Scientific
• Spectroscopy
• Remote illumination
• Remote sensing
• Laser diode coupling
• Laser beam delivery
• Laser welding, marking,
cutting and soldering

Customization

Jackets
• Nylon
• Tefzel
• Acrylate
Other specifications available upon request.