Photon Advanced Technologies LLC has launched its new small form factor (SFF) polarizing-maintaining (PM) cable assembly line. Photon Advanced has also added LC and MU to its current PM cable assembly portfolio.
Required for any system in which a polarization state must be maintained (for example, for pump combiners or for laboratory use), PM has only recently become available in SFF, claims the company. Fiber-optic companies that use PM fiber in their systems can now utilize a product which gives them the high density application benefits associated with LC and MU connector products.
Photon's polarization-maintaining cable assemblies feature a standard return loss better than 50dB and a standard insertion loss performance of 0.5dB (against master, per connector). They are available with either 2-mm or 1.6-mm cable, or 900-micron buffered fiber.
Photon Advanced Technologies is based out of Poway, CA, and Ottawa, Canada, and its product portfolio includes specialty fiber-optic cable assemblies (standard, small form factor, multi-fiber, fan-outs, polarization-maintaining, master, reference, etc.) and transceiver fiber stubs. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.photontech.com.