The benefits of hot-fused ends are:
- High temperature resistance up to 350°C.
- Application with high power light sources
- Transmission increase of up to 15% compared to glued fiber ends due to a higher packing density.
Light guides with hot-fused ends are particularly suitable for the following applications:
For glued light guides the end ferrules are made from alluminium, brass, stainless steel, nickel, silver or other materials to customer specification. For technical reasons only stainless steel ferrules are used for hot-fused components.
In order to effeciently launch or extract light from an optical fiber bundle, the end faces have to be cut, ground and polished at a right angle to the optical axis. Both the quality and the method of termination will greatly influence the light guide properties. We are here to define with you the required end termination of your light guides.