News | August 16, 2022

Armadillo SIA Introduces Radiation-Resistant, Silica/Silica Optran® UV NSS Optical Fibers

Source: Armadillo SIA
Armadillo SIA Introduces Radiation-Resistant, Silica/Silica  Optran® UV NSS Optical Fibers

Armadillo SIA (, a leading global provider of specialized optical fibers, sub-assemblies, and hybrid photonic solutions, introduces the revolutionary Optran® UV NSS Fiber, specially designed to provide excellent deep-UV (ultraviolet) solarization resistance.

The new optical fiber features a hermetic carbon layer, very low numerical aperture (NA) expansion, and superior optical stability while operating in the UVC spectral range and beyond, from 190 nm to 1200 nm. The high solarization-resistance fibers are a great solution for semiconductor technology, laser delivery systems, spectroscopy, medical technology and diagnostics.

The UV NSS optical fibers are available in any NA value from 0.12 to 0.30 and can be customized upon request. Core diameters are available from 90 µm to 1000 µm. Comprised of biocompatible materials, the operating temperature range of the Silica/Silica optical fibers is -190 to +150 °C. For additional technical data, please download the specifications here:

Armadillo SIA will showcase the Optran UV NSS during SPIE Photonics + Optics, August 23 – 25, 2022 at the San Diego Convention Center in booth #428.

The company will also present a technical paper highlighting the technology and manufacturing process behind the new radiation-resistant UV fibers. The presentation is scheduled for August 21, 2022, 1:45 – 2:05 PM PDT in the San Diego Convention Center, Room 17B.  For additional information, please go to:

Armadillo SIA’s business development manager, Mario Paredes, notes, “We are extremely excited to announce this new product and our enhanced radiation-resistance technology. The findings of our study are providing new strategies to optimize the production of optically transparent all-silica fibers for various spectral regions. With this newest data, Armadillo SIA is providing the opportunity for further developments in UV lasers, diagnostics of thermonuclear fusion reactors, and astronautics possible. We are delighted to premiere our new UV NSS product in our booth #428 at Optics + Photonics in San Diego. We invite you to stop by.”

For more information about the company’s unique and customizable photonic solutions, please visit:

Source: Armadillo SIA