Enhanced FDP optical fibre from Polymicro delivers longer product life

Polymicro Technologies, a subsidiary of Molex Incorporated, has unveiled a number of improvements to its FDP optical fibre. The latest enhancements improve solarisation of the fibre in deep UV (ultra-violet) applications (190 – 325 nm).

“The introduction of fibre FDP has revolutionised UV applications. We are pleased to bring customers enhanced FDP fibre with even better qualities to withstand UV exposure,” said Teodor Tichindelean, the company’s global product manager.

Polymicro silica core optical FDP fibre features ultra-high UV transmission and ultra-low UV solarisation, with improved radiation resistance. Operating down to 190 nm with deep UV solarisation resistance characteristics, FDP fibre is suitable for applications in the deep UV region. The new FDP fibre delivers greater solarisation resistance to sustain transmission longer, while minimising damage to the fibre.

For applications in the deep UV region, the effects of high levels of UV radiation cause fibre and transmission deterioration. Fibres typically lose transmission after several hours.

“Improved FDP fibre offers approximate 10 percent more light output after initial degradation compared with the previous version,” adds Tichindelean. “For Polymicro customers, that translates to better light emission and longer product life.”

Delivering dimensional control and tight tolerances, Polymicro FDP optical fibres offer a range of options, including custom core sizes, coatings, buffers and assemblies. Molex and Polymicro facilities are ISO 9001, 13485 and 14001 certified.



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