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Québec City, Québec, Canada, 2009/06/01 - Improved manufacturing processes lead to the introduction of new infrared chalcogenide glass fibers with superior reliability and transmission losses inferior to 0.1dB/m - CorActive.com.
CorActive High-Tech, Inc., an independent manufacturer of advanced specialty optical fiber products, will present infrared fibers with high mechanical and optical properties at the poster session of the 8th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology (PACRIM8), May 31-June 5, in Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Recent improvements in the manufacturing of chalcogenide glass fibers have lead to the introduction of high strength and hi-rel mid-IR transmission fibers with exceptionally low optical losses. New techniques have been implemented to improve the purification of bulk chalcogenide glass that now presents very low levels of impurities. On the fiber draw side, CorActive is gradually implementing similar production processes used for silica glass fibers. CorActive’s new automated installations allow to monitor and control crucial parameters during fiber draw to insure high mechanical and optical quality and better batch-to-batch reproducibility. A tensile proof test is also performed on every new fiber lot to increase fiber reliability and lifetime.
As a result, near km-long fibers with less than 0.1 dB/m of attenuation around 3 ìm have been routinely obtained with improved mechanical resistance that make CorActive infrared fibers an excellent choice for such applications as:
• IR Countermeasures;
• Fiber Bundles and Beam Delivery;
• Sensing and Environmental;
• Non-Linear Applications.
CorActive IRT Series of infrared transmission fibers are offered in different core/clad geometries and are manufactured under an exclusive license agreement with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL).
CorActive (coractive.com) is a well financed independent developer and manufacturer of advanced Specialty Optical Fiber (SOF) products for OEM customers serving the LASER, telecommunications, sensor, defense, and aerospace industries. CorActive uniquely offers a full line of standard SOF products, including Double Clad, erbium doped, mid-IR transmission, ultra violet sensitive and attenuating optical fiber, plus custom fiber development services for specific applications. At CorActive we pride ourselves in providing technologically advanced specialty optical fiber products that uniquely enable our customers to offer superior products and services.