News | February 12, 2015

Polymicro Technologies™ Optical Fiber Bundle Assemblies At SPIE Photonics West

Lisle, IL - Molex Incorporated will highlight its Polymicro Technologies™ Optical Fiber Bundle Assemblies in Booth 2233 at SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, CA, February 10-12, 2015. The bundle assemblies are custom configured for scientific and industrial optical requirements, including biotechnology and pharmaceutical diagnostic equipment, semiconductor fabrication and inspection and laser welding and marking.

“Quality and accuracy are critical to measuring samples in spectroscopy, and not easily achieved with standard assemblies,” said Teodor Tichindelean, global product manager, Molex Polymicro Technologies products. “Our high power optical fiber bundle assemblies are manufactured from raw material to final product – in one location for consistent quality and precision performance.”

Molex combines design support, fiber production and assembly of high fiber count, high packing fraction bundles in the same location for significant cost savings. The manufacturing process maximizes the number of fibers in a bundle, while minimizing wasted space. Designed for use in high temperature applications requiring high power density, lamps and lasers, the fused bundling eliminates epoxy, fluorescence and interstitial spaces common in multi-fiber bundles.

Polymicro Technologies optical fiber assemblies are available with almost any amount of fibers, including both illumination and detection fibers, in one assembly for optimal design flexibility and adaptability. The high precision fiber arrays deliver superior throughput and input-output shape conversion. The ruggedized bundling will withstand a wide variety of operating conditions.

Incorporating fused silica and precision components, Polymicro Technologies bundled assemblies may include optical, electrical and mechanical functions, in addition to features such as micro-machined end tips, metal terminations or precision couplings. Optical fibers may be bundled at one end and fanned out in various configurations at the other. Custom end shapes can be micro-machined directly onto the optical fiber, saving bonding and coupling losses. Termination style and technique, jacketing and fiber type may be specified.

“Customer design requirements vary in complexity. Single-source Polymicro Technologies optical fiber bundle assemblies can be tailored to a specific application and requirements for unparalleled design flexibility and cost savings,” adds Tichindelean.

Visit the Molex Polymicro Technologies booth at SPIE or online www.molex.com/polymicro/fiberopticassemblies.html for more information. To receive updates on products and industry solutions, please sign up for the Molex e-nouncement newsletter at www.molex.com/link/register/.

About Molex Incorporated

Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete electronic solutions for a number of markets including: data communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle, aerospace and defense, medical, and lighting. Established in 1938, the company operates 45 manufacturing locations in 17 countries. The Molex website is www.molex.com. Follow us at www.twitter.com/molexconnectors, watch our videos at www.youtube.com/molexconnectors, connect with us at www.facebook.com/molexconnectors and read our blog at www.connector.com.

Molex and Polymicro Technologies are a registered trademark and trademark of Molex Incorporated.

SOURCE: Molex Incorporated