POLARIZATION FIBER
for Fundamental Research

With applications for Polarization Maintaining fibers growing at an ever-increasing rate, our HB is the natural, high-performance choice for fundamental research. To give you maximum choice and versatility, HB is available in no-less than seven standard wavelength ranges from below 488 nm to beyond 1550 nm. Throughout all wavelength ranges, the standard NA of 0.16 guarantees excellent resistance to bend-induced losses.

Specifications

HB450 HB600 HB750 HB800 HB1000 HB1250 HB1500
Design Wavelength1488 nm, 514 nm 633 nm780 nm 830 nm1064nm 1300 nm 1550 nm
Cut-off Wavelength 350nm - 450nm500nm - 600nm610nm - 750nm600nm - 800nm840nm - 1020nm1030nm - 1270nm1230nm - 1520nm
Numerical Aperture0.11 ± 15% 0.16 ± 10% 0.16 ± 10% 0.16 ± 10% 0.16 ± 10% 0.16 ± 10% 0.16 ± 10%
Attenuation2 <100 dB/km <12 dB/km<8 dB/km <5 dB/km<3 dB/km<2 dB/km<2 dB/km
Beat-Length3 < 2 mm
Proof Test 0.5% strain (50 kpsi stress)
Outside Diameter4 (Fibre) 125 µm +/- 1% (RMS)
Core Cladding Concentricity < 1.0 µm
Outside Diameter (Coating) 245 µm ± 5%
1. The Design Wavelength is the wavelength (or wavelengths) at the which the fibre is typically used. In practice, the fibre will transmit a TEM00 mode at any wavelength within an operating window extending approximately 200 nm from the cut-off wavelength.
2. Attenuation is quoted for the shortest Design wavelength.
3. Beat-length is measured at 633 nm for all fibre types. To a first approximation, beat-length scales directly with operating wavelength.
4. Localised, peak-to-peak variations of up to 3% may be experienced.



For more information, contact:
Metrotek
Phone: (727) 547-8307
Fax: (727) 547-0687

E-mail: fiberoptics@metrotek.com

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