We offer tools for a large variety of different types of fiber processing:
This includes the stripping of fiber claddings, the cleaning and cleaving of fibers, and splicing or polishing, depending on the application. Microscopes and/or interferometers are used in the analysis of fiber end surfaces.
We have tools available for all stages of processing, both for field applications and applications in the laboratory. We cover the entire range of fiber diameters to 1.2 mm.
The ring-of-fire LDS system is a flexibly-built system used to manufacture splices, tapers, couplers, and special components.
The large-diameter splicing (LDS) system is a modularly constructed system used in the processing of optical fibers, bundles, and capillaries. The heart of this system is the ring of fire – a patented three-electrode design used to fuse glass up to 2.5 mm in diameter.
In addition to the splicing of fibers with the same or different outer diameters, the LDS system can also be used to draw tapers, manufacture combiners and mode-field adapters (MFAs), or splice endcaps. Due to the precise control of the arc of light, photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) can likewise be spliced and capillaries collapsed in a targeted manner.
Powerful software supports these different processes. Existing programs that can be easily modified (e.g., for tapering or splicing endcaps) are available for many technologies.
A microscope and fiber cleaver can be integrated into the LDS system on an optional basis to view the end face and cleave the fiber after processing at the desired diameter, respectively. In addition to the translational adjustment axes on both sides, all tilting axes can be integrated. This makes it possible to even more precisely align both objects.
With the following additional packages, the LDS system can be expanded at any time:
Additional detailed descriptions can be found in the current datasheet, or feel free to contact us. We will be happy to assist you in assembling the right configuration.