FDP optical fibre

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Polymicro Technologies, a subsidiary of Molex, has announced improvements to its FDP optical fibre. The latest enhancements improve solarisation of the fibre in deep UV (ultra-violet) applications (190 – 325 nm).
 
'The introduction of fibre FDP revolutionised UV applications. We are pleased to bring customers enhanced FDP fibre with even better qualities to withstand UV exposure,' said Teodor Tichindelean, global product manager.
 
Polymicro says its silica core optical FDP fibre features ultra-high UV transmission and ultra-low UV solarisation, with superior radiation resistance.  Operating down to 190 nm with excellent deep UV solarisation resistance characteristics, the company says FDP has become a fibre of choice for applications in the deep UV region – and that the new FDP fibre delivers greater solarisation resistance to sustain transmission longer, while minimising damage to the fibre.
 
For applications in the deep UV region, the effects of high levels of UV radiation cause fibre and transmission deterioration. Fibres typically lose transmission after several hours.
 
'Improved FDP fibre offers approximate 10 percent more light output after initial degradation compared with the previous version,' added Tichindelean. 'For Polymicro customers, that translates to better light emission and longer product life.'