Molex says it now offers has added a flame-retardant member to its family of Polymicro Optical Fibers. The Polymicro Flame-Retardant (FR) Optical Fibers meet the UL 94 V-0 flammability standard for component materials used in telecommunications and industrial applications, the company says.
The Polymicro FR Optical Fibers come in telecommunications-grade single-mode or 50-µm and 62.5-µm graded-index configurations with a 125-µm glass OD/250-µm buffer OD. Designed for superior dimensional control and tight tolerances, Polymicro FR Optical Fibers have an operational temperature range of -40 to +100°C, Molex adds.
Users can mechanically strip the Polymicro FR Optical Fiber's buffer in a manner similar to an acrylate buffer. Molex says it can provide fibers and buffers in various sizes, including multimode step-index forms. Available as a single fiber in a variety of jacketing materials, Polymicro FR Optical Fibers can be ordered with core diameters that range from less than 50 microns to more than 600 microns.
Molex says the Polymicro Optical Fiber assembly design configurations are customizable. They incorporate optomechanical and electromechanical components with custom configured fused silica, as well as such advanced optical features as micro-machined end tips, metal terminations, or precision couplings. Fiber type, termination style, and jacketing can be specified for optimal application alignment and system performance.
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