Long-lasting fiber for deep UV by CeramOptec

The "world's first" Ultraviolet non-solarizing (UVNS) optical fiber, CeramOptec's Optran UVNS all-silica fiber promises excellent throughput over a wide range of wavelengths, from 190-1200 nm, and offers high laser damage resistance, a broad temperature range, and a high core-to-cladding ratio. With the PowerLightGuide bundle, it offers long-term performance with 40,000 continuous, unfiltered hours of level, steady transmission at 95% of the original output. Optran UVNS fibers provide NAs of 0.12, 0.22, 0.28 or 0.30, and core diameters up to 2000 mm. Made from biocompatible materials, the fibers provide radiation resistance to 109 rad and are sterilizable. Medical applications include medical diagnostics, laser delivery, photodynamic therapy as well as medical treatments such as UV psoriasis treatment.

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CeramOptec's Optran UVNS

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Original press release from CeramOptec

CeramOptec Long-lasting Fiber for the Deep UV

December 4, 2008, Longmeadow, MA. CeramOptec offers the world's first UV Non-Solarizing optical fiber. Optran UVNS (UV Non-Solarizing) Silica/Silica Fiber and PowerLightGuide bundles lead the way in long-term performance with 40,000 continuous, unfiltered hours of level, steady transmission at 95% of the original output.

The Optran UVNS fibers are manufactured of all-silica in our state-of-the-art facilities. They provide excellent throughput over a wide range of wavelengths, from 190-1200 nm, without solarization. They offer high laser damage resistance, a broad temperature range, and a high core-to-cladding ratio. NAs of 0.12, 0.22, 0.28 or 0.30 are available with core diameters of up to 2000 mm. Made from biocompatible materials, the fibers provide radiation resistance to 109 rad. and are sterilizable. Special coatings are available for high temperatures, high vacuum and to resist harsh chemicals.

When used in CeramOptec's PowerLightGuide Fused End Bundles, Optran UVNS fibers provide typical bundle transmission that is 50% higher than any other manufacturer of silica UV fiber products. Our unique PowerLightGuide Fused End Bundles are fused at the ends to eliminate inter-fiber spaces, while maintaining the fibers' NA.

CeramOptec's UVNS fibers are ideal for a wide variety of demanding industrial and scientific applications including as a replacement for UV liquid light guides, spectroscopy, sensors, UV photolithography, laser welding, soldering, marking, laser delivery, nuclear plasma diagnostics, analytical instruments, laser diode pigtailing, pyrometry, semiconductor capital equipment, Thomson scattering, UV illumination and monitoring and UV Raman Spectroscopy. Medical applications include medical diagnostics, laser delivery, photodynamic therapy as well as medical treatments such as UV psoriasis treatment.

About CeramOptec Industries, Inc:

CeramOptec is a world leader in the production of specialty optical fiber and fiber optic-based products for industrial, scientific, medical, and dental applications. CeramOptec manufactures high quality specialty optical fiber, bundles, and spectroscopic accessories with unmatched delivery times.

CeramOptec produces stock and custom silica / silica, plastic-clad silica, and hard polymer-clad silica optical fibers; fused capillary tubing; DPSS lasers; diode modules; and low loss bundles and assemblies for UV, VIS, and IR transmission, medical laser delivery, sensors, plasma fusion, and spectroscopy.

Company Contact:

Cheryl Provost
Industrial/Scientific Sales Engineer
CeramOptec
515A Shaker Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Ph: (860) 747-4487
Fax: (860) 793-4909
Toll Free: (800) 321-0790
cheryl.provost@ceramoptec.com
www.ceramoptec.com

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