Bifurcated fibers have two fibers side-by-side in the common end and break out into two legs at the other end. The fiber type used in each leg can be the same or different, allowing optimization of fiber core diameter or wavelength range based on the application.
Bifurcated fibers are good for efficiently routing equal amounts of light from a source to two different locations, and from a single sample to two spectrometers configured for different wavelength ranges (UV/VIS and VIS/NIR).
Lab-grade bifurcated fibers are intended for light use, with PVDF zip tube jacketing and basic hex SMA connectors. They offer high quality at an affordable price.
Premium-grade bifurcated fibers meet the more demanding needs of field and industrial use, and rougher handling. They are built with silicone-coated steel monocoil jacketing and high-quality knurled SMA 905 connectors, with an interior Nomex braid for superior strain relief.