Diamond has announced the release of the Expanded Beam (XB) lensed ferrule series. As the newest addition to the company’s well-established fiber optic product range, the new XB series offers lensed ferrule technology, ensuring reliable and maintenance-free optical connections with insensitivity to dirt and debris.
The growing deployment of optical fiber in industrial, avionics, military and transportation applications are leading to the increasing use of optical connectors, providing low insertion loss, ease-of-use and serviceability.
Connector contaminants are the leading cause of power loss and signal degradation, often requiring the continuous need for cleaning, which can be considered a drawback for the replacement of copper wiring.
To meet the growing demand, Diamond has developed a novel modular, single-mode lensed ferrule. Its compact form-factor design fits into standard connector bodies such as E-2000, MPO and MIL-38999, offering insensitivity to contamination and mating-cycle reliability, typically found in bulky harsh environment lensed connectors.
The alignment accuracy between a fiber and a lens must be under 1µm to attain acceptable insertion losses, which is normally difficult to obtain. To achieve this level of accuracy, Diamond uses exceedingly precise components and unique assembly techniques, keeping ultra-low mechanical tolerances in the processing of ceramics and optomechanical components.
The result is a highly repeatable, low insertion loss ferrule that opens new perspectives in the context of optical connections, where mating-cycles, dust insensitivity, reliability and low losses are required.
The new XB series will be presented at Photonics West 2020 exhibition in San Francisco.
The event will take place on 4-6 February at North Hall. You can visit Diamond representatives at booth #2248.
Diamond SA is recognised worldwide for providing the highest quality and technically advanced fiber optic interconnect products and solutions. We employ state-of-the-art production methods and techniques.
Our patented two-part ferrule, combined with the precision of our Active Core Alignment process results in excellent optical performance. Other products and technologies include Power Solution, Polarisation Maintaining, Expanded Beam and High Temperature.