OFS introduces new, thermally stable Pyrocoat® K optical fiber

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OFS, a leading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of innovative fiber optic products recently highlighted its new Pyrocoat K optical fiber at the Photonics West Exposition in San Francisco, California.

Pyrocoat K optical fibers offer an improved coating that enables wider operating temperatures than any commercially available polymer-coated fibers. With its reliable performance for fiber optics in extreme conditions, Pyrocoat K optical fiber provides thermal stability over various continuous temperatures/lifetimes: 275 degrees C for 80 years, 300 degrees C for 13 years, 325 degrees C for 2.2 years, and 350 degrees C for 18 days. These new optical fibers can also withstand short excursions at even higher temperatures and long-duration stability at low temperature extremes at and below -65 degrees C.


“We’re excited to add Pyrocoat K optical fiber as a problem-solving technology to the growing family of LineaSens® distributed sensing products,” said Michael Hines, OFS market manager for industrial sensing. “OFS has quantified the reliability of optical fibers over a broad range of high operating temperatures, closing significant, industry-wide performance gaps and opening new opportunities for optical fiber use in harsh environments.”

“The Pyrocoat K optical fiber development illustrates the OFS long-term commitment to the fundamental sciences that enable fiber optics to extend into new and exciting market areas.” said Dr. Jane Cercena, senior vice president, OFS  — specialty optical fiber.

Source: OFS

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