Fiber Technical Information
Need to know more about how our fibers work, and their properties? We’ve compiled some useful information to save you time and ensure you choose the right fiber type for your application.
The composition of the glass used to make optical fiber determines its spectral transmission profile. We offer six unique fiber types to match your specific wavelength needs, from the UV through mid-infrared. See their spectra.
Each of our fiber assemblies is coded with part numbers and easy-read color bands and boots for at-a-glance identification of fiber core size and wavelength range.
Curious about the core size, overall diameter, operating temperature range, or bend radius of our fibers? Take a look at this quick reference guide.
The numerical aperture of a fiber determines the range of angles that will be emitted from the fiber’s end, or conversely, the range of angles that will be collected by a bare fiber. Learn more about why, and find out the full angle for the fiber you’re using.
UV light, when transmitted through some optical fibers, can alter the fiber itself and cause the transmission to decrease at UV wavelengths. Find out how our Extreme Solarization Resistance (XSR) fibers avoid solarization effects.
Do you still have questions about our optical fibers? Contact an applications scientist to discuss!