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    Metal Coated Fibers & Cables

    • High temperature resistance
    • Increased durability, high strength, hermetically sealed
    • Possibility of soldering of embedded fibers, bundles, pigtails, inlets to high vacuum

    art photonics Metal-Coated Silica Fibers are ideally suited for use in high temperature, vacuum and harsh chemical environments. This is due to the
    strong mechanical adhesion of the metal directly to the silica cladding during drawing process.

    Applications:

    • High temperature environments
    • Harsh Chemical environments
    • Nuclear radiation 
    • High Power Laser delivery
    • Medical applications
    • Soldered fiber bundels

    FlexiRay® MCS

    Specification

    Core material

    Pure silica
    High OH- ( λ= 0.18 – 1.2 μm)
    Low OH- ( λ= 0.35 – 2.5 μm)

    Cladding material

    Fluoride doped fused silica

    Standard Numerical Aperture (NA)

    0.22 ± 0.02 (Full Acceptance Angle 25°)

    Available Numerical Aperture (NA)

    0.12 ± 0.02 (Full Acceptance Angle 14°)
    0.26 ± 0.02 (Full Acceptance Angle 30°)

    Material of metal coating

    Al, Cu-alloy

    Humidity Range

    Up to 100%

    Minimal bending radius (long term)
    Minimal bending radius (short term)

    200 x fiber outer diameter
    100 x fiber outer diameter

    Coating material

    Al

    Cu-alloy

    Standard Fiber core diameters, μm

    9

    200

    400

    600

    1000

    9

    200

    400

    N/A

    N/A

    Coating thickness, μm

    15 - 150

    15 - 50

    Min operating temperature, °C

    -270

    -270

    Max operating temperature, °C

    400

    600

    Tensile strength (short gauge), GPa

    3.5 – 6 

    2 – 3

    Two point bending strength, GPa

    >10

    >10

    Static fatigue parameter

    >100

    >100