|[January 30, 2013]
Fibercore Releases New Sensing Specialty Fibers At PW13
SOUTHAMPTON, England --(Business Wire)--
Ltd, a UK based global market leader in the design and manufacture
of specialty optical fibers will be demonstrating it's next generation
fibers at Photonics West 2013 booth 2136.
Fibercore, reacting to new trends in commercial sensing in the oil & gas
and current sensing industries, are leveraging its highly flexible MCVD
preform manufacturing system to offer a range of new products. Products
including pure silica core - SM1500SC(9/125), splice friendly high NA -
SM1500 (6.4/125, 7.8/125, 7.8/80) designed for harsh down-hole and
sub-sea environments, spun HiBi SHB1250, delay coil - HB1250, HB1250G,
HB1250T(245) and quarter wave plate fibers have all been added to its
specialty fiber portfolio.
In terms of fiber design solutions, the ultimate solution for
applications requiring fibers with low attenuation, low photodarkening
and the ability to operate for prolonged periods of time at high
temperatures, is the pure silica core fiber. By combining the hydrogen
darkening resistance of the pure silica core fiber with the high
temperature properties of a polyimide coating, capable of withstanding
300oC continuously, Fibercore have designed a fiber suitable
for high pressure and high temperature hydrogen environments,
particularly suitable for oil & gas applications.
In addition to the pure silica core fibers, Fibercore have developed a
new range of "bridging fibers" designed to reduce splice losses between
low NA telecoms fibers and high NA sensor fibes. This allows customers
to design-in the bridging fibers to reduce the worry about splice losses
to sensor fibers.
Fibercore Limited has developed a range of optical fibers designed
specifically for use in Fiber Optics Current Sensing (FOCS). This
includes the sensor element fibers Spun HiBi SHB1250 and Spun LoBi
SLB1250 fibers, as well as supporting component fibers such as HB-Z
ZING™ polarizing fibers, HB, HB-T and HB-G delay coil fibers and quarter
wave plate fibers. The fibers can be used in various deployments from
simplistic low sensitivity, low accuracy, linear polarization systems
through to high sensitivity, high accuracy, circularly polarized systems.
FOCS/OCTs (Optical Current Transformers) offer significant advantages
over traditional current sensing technologies; the sensor element is
naturally decoupled from the voltage line, there is minimal electrical
interference on the signal line, they offer extremely fast response
times with high measurement accuracy, the size and weight of the sensors
is reduced in comparison with existing technologies and they do not
explode during catastrophic failure, unlike oil-filled electrical
Dr Chris Emslie adds, "These new products are designed to offer
technical advantages beyond standard fibers, with a view of designing
the right fiber for the right application. Working closely with our
customers we continue to identify and develop new product opportunities
as solutions to known sensing issues in a wide range of industries.
Specialty fiber technology really is penetrating new markets."
To book an appointment, please email email@example.com
or contact us on +44 (0)23 8076 9893.
Founded 1982, Fibercore
is a leading innovator, designer and manufacturer of specialty fiber
serving customers across the world. Products include specialty fiber for
the Aerospace, Defence and Telecommunications industries - the business
is a global market leader. The company's operations are headquartered in
Fibercore House, a custom built Southampton based facility. Fibercore
has four Queen's Awards for Enterprise.
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