Conventional acrylate coatings have a temperature ceiling of c. 85 oC and must be applied to thicknesses of at least 40 mm to provide adequate mechanical protection. HB-P is coated with a 15 mm layer of polyimide - a high performance polymer used throughout the electronics industry. The result is a fibre of significantly reduced cross-sectional area ('Low Profile') which can withstand temperatures as high as 400oC.
HB-P is particularly suited to embedded 'Smart-Skins' type applications because of its low-profile, which helps to maintain composite strength, through reduction in the area of the Resin Rich Zone ('RRZ'), and ability to withstand the curing temperatures of even the highest performance laminates.
|Design Wavelength1||830 nm||1300 nm|
|Numerical Aperture||0.16 ± 10%|
|Attenuation2||< 5 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%|
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