Polymicro Technologies, a subsidiary of Molex Incorporated, recently announced improvements to its FDP optical fiber. The latest enhancements improve solarization of the fiber in deep UV applications (190 – 325 nm).
Teodor Tichindelean, global product manager, Polymicro Technologies, stated the introduction of fiber FDP revolutionized UV applications. We are pleased to bring customers enhanced FDP fiber with even better qualities to withstand UV exposure.
Polymicro silica core optical FDP fiber features ultra high UV transmission and ultra low UV solarization, with superior radiation resistance. Operating down to 190 nm with excellent deep UV solarization resistance characteristics, FDP fiber has become a fiber of choice for applications in the deep UV region. The new FDP fiber delivers greater solarization resistance to sustain transmission longer, while minimizing damage to the fiber.
For applications in the deep UV region, the effects of high levels of UV radiation cause fiber and transmission deterioration. Fibers typically lose transmission after several hours.
Tichindelean added that improved FDP fiber offers approximate 10 percent more light output after initial degradation compared with the previous version. For Polymicro customers, that translates to better light emission and longer product life.
Delivering dimensional control and tight tolerances, Polymicro FDP optical fibers offer a range of options, including custom core sizes, coatings, buffers and assemblies. Molex and Polymicro facilities are ISO 9001, 13485 and 14001 certified.