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Metal Coated Fibers and Fiber Cables

art photonics Metal-Coated Silica Fibers are ideally suited for use in high temperature, vacuum and harsh chemical environments. This is due to the strong mechanical adhesion of the metal directly to the silica cladding during drawing process.

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FlexiRay® MCS Specification
Core material Pure silica
High OH- ( λ= 0.18 – 1.2 µm)
Low OH- ( λ= 0.35 – 2.5 µm)
Cladding material Fluoride doped fused silica
Standard Numerical Aperture (NA) 0.22 ± 0.02 (Full Acceptance Angle 25°)
Available Numerical Aperture (NA) 0.12 ± 0.02 (Full Acceptance Angle 14°)
0.26 ± 0.02 (Full Acceptance Angle 30°)
Material of metal coating Al, Cu
Humidity Range Up to 100%
Minimal bending radius (long term)
Minimal bending radius (short term)
200 x fiber outer diameter
100 x fiber outer diameter

 

Coating material Al Cu-alloy
Standard Fiber core diameters, µm 9
200
400
600
1000
9
200
400
N/A
N/A
Coating thickness, µm 15 - 150 15 - 50
Min operating temperature, °C -270 -270
Max operating temperature, °C 400 600
Tensile strength (short gauge), GPa 3.5 – 6 2 – 3
Two point bending strength, GPa >10 >10
Static fatigue parameter >100 >100

Application Notes