Fiber Cables SMC

Single-mode fiber cables

Features

Single-mode fiber cable with Gaussian intensity distribution and low-stress fiber connectors.
  • Cut-off wavelengths from 360 nm to 1300 nm
  • Wavelengths covering altogether 360nm to 1650 nm - each fiber with an operational wavelength range of about 100-300 nm.
  • Special broadband fiber RGB with an operational wavelength range 400-680 nm
  • Pure Silica core fibers with low attenuation for wavelengths < 460 nm
  • Measured values for fiber NA: NAe2
  • Special fibers with small NA for smaller power density in the fiber core
  • Cable available as bare fiber (250 µm acrylic coating), with Ø 900 µm buffer or as Ø 3 mm Cable with Kevlar strain-relief
  • Customer-specified connectors type FC, DIN or AVIO, E2000, ST (only 0°-polish), or F-SMA (only 0°-polish) with  0°-polish or 8°-polish
  • Amagnetic titanium connectors for connectors of type FC PC or FC APC
  • End caps for a smaller power density at the fiber end-faces

Description

Single-mode fiber cable with Gaussian intensity distribution and low-stress fiber connectors.

Fiber
The fiber is a single-mode fiber, defined by its NA and its cut-off wavelength. The nom. NA is specified by the fiber manufacturer. Additionally the effective numerical NAe2 is measured for each fiber batch by Schäfter+Kirchhoff. Cut-off wavelengths range from 360 nm to1550 nm and the fibers altogether cover a wavelength range of 360nm to 1800 nm. Each fiber has an operational wavelength range of about 100-300 nm. Besides the nominal cut-off wavelenght λco, Schäfter+Kirchhoff also offers measured data for the cut-off wavelength for each individual fiber cable.
Some fibers have special features e.g.
  • Pure silica core for long-term stable low attenuation and high transmission for < 460 nm
  • Special fibers with extra low NA that leads to a lower power density in the fiber core compared to a standard fiber with standard NA. The maximum power level (described by the Brillouin threshhold) that can be transmitted in the fiber is shifted to a higher value. Please note that there are other limiting factors e.g. concerning the fiber end faces.

Fiber Cable
All fiber lengths can be customer specified. The single-mode fiber cables are offered as Ø 900 µm buffer in black, or a Ø 3 mm cable in black with Kevlar strain-relief.

Fiber Connectors
For each fiber end the fiber connectors can be selected from a wide range of connector types (FC, DIN or AVIO, E2000, ST (only 0°-polish), or F-SMA (only 0°-polish) with  0°-polish or 8°-polish. All  fiber connectors of type FC assembled by Schäfter+Kirchhoff have an alignment index (key). The wide key (type "N")  fiber connector has an alignment index (key) of 2.14 mm width. The narrowe key (type "R")  fiber connector has an alignment index (key) of 2 mm width. Special fiber connectors are available so that the fiber cable is vaccum compatible down to 10-7 mbar (only Ø 900 µm buffer fiber cables) or for core-centred fibers.

End Caps
The fiber connectors can be equipped with an end cap connector. This means that a short length of fiber (< 300 µm) without a core is spliced onto the single-mode fiber. Without a fiber core to confine the beam, the mode field diameter of the beam already starts to diverge within the fiber end cap, significantly reducing the power density at the fiber end-face.

Amagnetic fiber connectors
For FC PC or FC APC type connectors amagnetic versions completely made of titanium can be selected. Those connectors have a ceramic ferrule. The relative permeability µr of the connector is near 1 (χ = 5·10- 5, µr = 1.00005), making it transparent to magnetic fields.