Fibre Optic Cables
We offer a wide range of fibre optic cables, which can be made in a variety of lengths and configurations to meet your specific requirements.
For common applications, a 2m length is often quite sufficient and for this reason, it is our standard fibre length. We also offer SMA905 or FC/PC connectors, and these can be the same, or different on both ends.#
For some applications, special round to linear fibre cables are recommended in which a bundle of fibres configured in a round pattern on one end and a linear array on the other end. The linear array (typically 1 mm in height) is aligned with the slit height of the spectrometer which is also 1mm. This fibre configuration provides maximised light throughput for applications requiring high sensitivity.
Fibre optic cable types and diameters are recommended based upon the wavelength range being measured and the sensitivity required for a measurement. For the UV range, a high OH UV/VIS fibre is recommended. For customers working below 240nm in the UV, special high OH UV/VIS fibre called solaristion resistant fibre (SR) is recommended. For longer wavelengths, low OH VIS/NIR fibre is recommended. We also offer a variety of jacketing options including Kevlar reinforced PVC sleeving with PTFE inner tubing (standard), chrome plated brass monocoil, stainless steel monocoil, silicone coated stainless steel monocoil as standard options, but many other possibilities exist - please contact us to discuss.
For applications requiring high temperature resistance, special high temperature assemblies are available and should be specified at the time of order.
Recommended wavelengths for different cables:
- 180-800 nm: Solarization resistant (-SR)
- 200-800 nm: UV/VIS (UV)
- 350-2500 nm: VIS/NIR (IR)
- 250-2500 nm: UV/VIS/NIR (UVIR)
Other lengths and fibrer types are available. *800-1000µm with Acrylate buffer. Specify xx = UV for UV/VIS fibre cables, IR for VIS/NIR and UVIR for broadband UV/VIS/NIR