Fiber optic end-cap capabilities with the SMARTSPLICER now available at Fiberguide Industries

NYFORS TEKNOLOGI AB (publ) is delighted to announce that the technology of CO2 laser splicing and glass shaping with the SMARTSPLICER will now be available at Fiberguide Industries. The SMARTSPLICER, developed by NYFORS TEKNOLOGI AB and Fraunhofer IOF (Jena, Germany), allows for contamination free splicing and glass processing with CO2 laser light for high power lasers, sensors and telecommunication fiber components.

Fiberguide Industries will now be able to produce the largest end capped fibers currently available, thanks to the unparalleled fiber splicing technology offered by the SMARTSPLICER. “By developing the SMARTSPLICER, NYFORS and Fraunhofer IOF have given us the capability to easily attach large end caps to a wide range of optical fiber. The new device will greatly facilitate Fiberguide’s production of high power laser delivery connectors and systems by allowing the fusion of very large pieces of glass to fibers. We now have the capability to fuse end caps of up to 25mm to fibers”, said Fiberguide’s vice president of technology, Dr. Devinder Saini.

“We are delighted to be working with Fiberguide to increase the range of optical components currently on the market. The SMARTSPLICER is a unique product that can offer the highest splice and glass shaping qualities currently available. The use of our technology at Fiberguide will highlight the capabilities of CO2 splicing and push the boundaries of new optical components”, said Erik Böttcher, CEO of NYFORS.

Endcapped fibers are especially useful for high power applications that require minimal loses at interfaces. The SMARTSPLICER will allow for an end-cap to fiber ratio greater than 50:1 due to its precise heating with laser light. This makes it possible to produce components with extremely large end caps that have unprecedented durability even at high power levels.

The SMARTSPLICER will be further presented at Photonics West 2017, January 31st – February 2nd at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA.

For more information about the system feature and availability, please contact us: info@nyfors.com . Or visit our booth at Photonics West (booth 5147). 

For more information, please contact:

Erik Böttcher, CEO

Ph: +46 8 712 10 21

Erik.bottcher@nyfors.se

About NYFORS

Nyfors Teknologi AB (publ) is an innovative supplier of advanced glass processing and optical fiber preparation equipment for high strength and specialty splicing operations. All our products are developed with the user in mind for comfortable and easy operation in production and laboratory environment. We are celebrating 30 years’ technical expertise in the industry this year. Nyfors is a family business based in Stockholm, Sweden. For more information, please visit our website www.nyfors.com .

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