Standard Cable Assemblies and Mix and Match End Fittings. Hybrid Optical/ Electronic cables. Just because you don't see it doesn't mean you can't get it! Ask us.
The stainless steel SMA 905 and Air Gap SMA 905 is a connector style common in Medical applications and general laser coupling. It was one of the first "power connector" types developed, is decades old, and still a workhorse, so of course we do it.
Take the ubiquitous SMA 905 and make it out of a proprietary copper alloy to promote machinability, robustness and heat conduction and you get the Copper SMA which we have been providing for nearly 20 years!
Need a little more heat management than the Cu SMA can provide? That is why the Cu TD-80 format was developed. With a 4mm barrel diameter this connector can handle almost twice the heat that the Cu SMA can, and yes, we've been doing this one for years as well.
Arc Welding of Glass - CO2 Fusing - Etched High Index Stripping - Active Heat Management
The HP2.5 splices the fiber to a beam-expanding endcap which is fused to the outer ferrule. An epoxyless, easy to clean termination that is non absorbing and eliminates problems associated with free-standing fiber tip designs. Modestripping occurs inside the transparent ferrule, dumping residual pump power and giving protection against mis-coupled or back-reflected light. Ideal for high power fiber laser and diode pump applications. Can stand alone or be packaged into FC, Cu SMA, or TD-80.
When power is high and energy is injected into the cladding, it should be stripped before it enters the cable proper or the cable can be destroyed. Doing that takes a Cladding Mode Stripper (CMS). CMS are a section of fiber surrounded by other suitable materials to prevent guiding in the cladding and thereby forcing the dumping of that unwanted energy. While they are primarily useful on the input side, they can also be useful on output to enable effective collimating or focusing.
When the power is up and things start to heat up, you may just need to resort to active cooling. TSOF has been doing active water cooling of end fittings for a long time. Many things govern how much heat can be dissipated, but if one of our standard designs won't work for your application our experience allows us to upgrade to something that will.
Hermetic Sealing - Precision Window and Polishing - Fused End Caps - Medium & Large Format
All of the incredible applications for PCF require real world devices where the end of the PCF is sealed or where it is packaged in a sealed fitting. TSOF has the tools and knowledge to directly seal the PCF and then polish the end facet to the thinest solid length with great precision. Alternatively, TSOF can end cap the PCF sealing it that way. After either operation TSOF can package the result in a number of end fittings. TSOF is regularly delivering packaged PCF today.
TSOF is end capping all kinds of fibers now. From SM to PMSM to LMA or multimode (MM) or MM Large Core. Typically this is done to focus through the end cap and reduce the energy density on the fiber facet when in air. Therefore, its not just the end capping that matters, it is the precision of the end cap polishing that creates the length of the end cap required to make the focusing effective and with a finish that is pristine. And, if you need and angle polish or AR coating, we do that too!
When formats beyond the Cu SMA or the Cu TD-80 are required, that is, when the power is high and the energy density is destroying fiber ends, even fused fiber ends, that is when the medium and larger format windows, waveguide end caps and the larger fittings are required. The Medium formats have end caps approaching 6mm in diameter, while the large format ends can see waveguides used that have up to 10mm input diameters. Contact TSOF with your requirements.
Fused Bundles of Fibers - Fused Combiners and Splitters - Square Fibers - Hallow Waveguides - Innovative Partners developing cables and end terminations unique to your needs.
TSOF has always, and is now, constantly innovating and problem solving. As a result we have a "Tool Box" of solutions to fiber optic and optical problems. We are happy to open our tool box in joint development projects with customers . Let us shorten your development time and cost.
Or, did you know that we terminate pigtailed laser diodes with connectors or we can fusion splice exotic end fitting onto diode pigtails? Get us involved... its what we do.
No, we cannot circumvent or over come LaGrange Invariance though we are asked to on a regular basis. But we can make small fiber count fused components for high temperature applications or applications where slightly more efficient end packing or the elimination of organics can be justified. Additionally, where physical contact combiners or splitters create problems from reflective surfaces shedding too much energy we can eliminate that by fusing the combiner or splitter. We are happy to discuss your unique application.
We couldn't be a specialty optical fiber company if we turned our back on the unique properties of Square Fibers for creating more of a Lambertian Distribution on the output of multimode fibers, or being able to rotationally align PM fibers. fabricate assemblies with Fluoride Glasses or Chalcogenides or even Hollow Waveguides. We've learned the hard way so you don't have to suffer through the learning curve.