Vacuum Feed-Throughs V-KF16

with single-mode fiber cable

Representative product images. Individual product images are found on the individual product pages.


Vacuum flange type KF16 with integrated fiber cable
  • Based on small flange KF16 (stainless steel)
  • Suitable for vacuums down to 10-7 mbar
  • Integrated single-mode fiber cable SMC
  • Fiber cables with cut-off wavelengths 360 nm - 1550 nm
  • Different connector types
Single-mode fiber


The fiber cables with vacuum feed-through made by Schäfter+Kirchhoff are equipped with single-mode fiber cables for wavelengths from 360 to 1550 nm. The feed-throughs are suitable for vacuums down to 10-7 mbar and are supplied with a small flange KF16 (DIN 28403 and ISO 2861, stainless steel). Maximum temperature range is -10 °C - 70 °C.

End-to-end fiber cable
All vacuum feed-throughs are supplied with a non-exchangable, continous, end-to-end fiber cable. That means there is no additional fiber connection (mating) at the vacuum flange.
The benefit is no additional coupling losses due to mating (especially important for transmitting short wavelengths).

Single-mode fiber cable
On the vacuum side, the fiber cables are equipped with Ø 900 μm buffer made of Hytrel or Nylon. The part of the fiber cable outside the vacuum, has a Ø 3 mm cable with Kevlar strain-relief with bend protection both at the fiber connector and the flange.
The single-mode fiber cables can be equipped with end caps for reducing the power density at the fiber end-faces.
As an option the connector can be made of amagnetic Titanium (connector type FC only).
The connector outside the vacuum can be core-aligned as an option.

Please refer to the individual SMC fiber cable pages for all fiber options. The connector types are described in detail here

How to order
For a specific feed-through please contact Schäfter+Kirchhoff. We additionally need information on:

  • Fiber type
  • Cable length inside / outside the vacuum
  • Connector type inside / outside the vacuum

An example configuration can be found here.


STEP model
130810090701.stp (STEP model)
STEP model
130810090701.stp (STEP model, for registered users only)
Dimensional drawing
130810090701.pdf (Dimensional drawing)

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