Si-V-groove blocks (arrays)


Cables and fibres with Si-V-groove arrays are used to simultaneously couple
several fibres with greater precision. They are slim, compact and offer very
good mechanical resistance.

  • Available in 2, 4, 16 or 32 channels
  • 250 μm spacing between fibres
  • Choice of a flat or two-way (6° or 8°) polish oriented in both possible directions (thickness [type A] or width [type B])
  • 45° polish
  • Compact blocks
  • Blocks available with polarization maintaining cables

Technical characteristics

The Series + includes geometric qualification.

Other relevant information

Cleaning procedure

The groove blocks are made of silicon, which is a brittle material. Do not handle them using metal instruments. 

Each groove block is carefully inspected, cleaned and packaged before shipping. However, dust may settle on the polished surface once the protective cap is removed. Users must therefore inspect the product. Use of a 400x microscope is recommended. 

Steps :

  1. Wet a cotton swab with a 1:1 blend of 99% isopropyl alcohol and acetone. Sponge off the excess liquid with a wipe intended for delicate tasks.
  2. Gently pass the cotton swab over the block’s polished surface, in one direction only. 
  3. Quickly wipe the surface with a dry cotton swab.
  4. Inspect the surface of each fibre again, and repeat cleaning as needed. 
  5. Align the block then fix it in place with an appropriate adhesive. 


Before you inspect a connector, always make sure the light source is turned off.

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All products ordered from O-m6 can be customized to meet your requirements.

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