Polarization Maintaining Patchcords

KEY TO GENERATE A PRODUCT CODE

(1) (2)
(3)
(4) (5)
(6)
(7) (8)
FC A
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600
-
FC U
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2m
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M 005
END A
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CONNECTOR (1), (4)
CodeDescription
SC SC Connector
FC FC Connector
ST ST Connector
LC LC Connector
MU MU Connector
E2 E2000 Connector
POLISH (2), (5)
CodePolish
U UPC
U+ UPC+
A APC
A+ APC+
P PC
P+ PC+
FIBER TYPE (3)
CodeCore/Clad (μm) JacketOp. Wavelength (nm)Description
F600 10.5/125 245 μm 1550 Panda
F601 9/125 245 μm 1300 Panda
F602 6.6/125 245 μm 980 Panda
F612 3.2/125
245 μm 400-500 Panda
LENGTH (6)
Any length
0.20 m
1.00 m
1.36 m
15.05 m
(...)
PRODUCT CODE (7)
CodeDescription
M Polarization Maintaining Cables
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION (8)
CodeDescription
XXX Custom description

In-stock tubings (click the links for more details):

 

3mm Polyurethane 2mm TPE 900um TFE 1.5mm PTFE 900um PTFE
3mm Polyurethane
2mm TPE (Hytrel®) 900um TPE (Hytrel®)
1.5mm PTFE (Teflon®)
900um PTFE (Teflon®)
3mm PVC armure 6mm Squarelock SS avec PVC 6mm Squarelock SS 3mm Squarelock SS
3mm Light SS Armor 6mm Sqrlock SS PVC
6mm Sqrlock SS
3mm Sqrlock SS

 

For further options, please consult our general Product Code.

To order or for any questions, call us at (450) 979-2275 or e-mail us.

Polarization maintaining patchcords are used where linearly polarized light is required, notwithstanding fiber movements and stress. These cables are mainly used in instrumentation, interferometry and fiber optic sensing. They are available at specific wavelengths with 900 μm, 2 mm or 3 mm loose tube. They can be further custom made according to your own drawings and specifications.

  • Fixed operating wavelengths from 350 to 1550 nm
  • Panda fiber from stock, Bow-Tie and Oval also available
  • Available with most keyed connectors
  • May be assembled with any type of jacket
  • Passive and active alignment to the slow axis or fast axis
  • High power and wide temperature range options available

Specifications

Parameter Unit U U+ A A+
Polish (Singlemode or Multimode) UPC (SM) UPC (SM) APC (SM) APC (SM)
Insertion loss (typical value) dB 0.25 (0.12) 0.20 (0.08) 0.35 (0.20) 0.30 (0.16)
Return loss (typical value) dB -55.0 (-58) -58.0 (-62) -65.0 (-68) -68.0 (-72)
Polarization Extinction Ratio (PER) dB 26 (optional 30) @ 1550 nm or +/- 3°
Apex offset μm 0-50 0-50 0-50 0-50
Radius of curvature mm 7-25 10-25* 5-12 5-12
Fiber height nm -50 +/-50 -50 +/-50
Durability : IL < 0.7dB, RTL > nominal cycles More than 1000
Bending radius, long term cm 3
Length tolerance (lengths) m 1 ≤ L < 20 : -0 /+0.1 (tight tolerance available)
Operating temperature °C -20 to +70

*Depends on connector models.

  • All connectors are visually inspected
  • All connectors are tested at operating wavelength, test data supplied
  • All products designed to equal or exceed the TELCORDIA, GR-326-CORE standards
  • Geometrical qualification option (+ Series)

All products can be customized to suit your specific applications.