Research and Others

Vytran’s customers benefit from our many years of fiber splicing know-how along with the versatility of our GPX-3000 series of fiber processors.
Our customers are continually exploring and improving fiber-based applications. From the latest in high-power fiber lasers to pioneering medical devices, our customers are behind the innovative research that becomes tomorrow’s leading products.

We have a history of developing solutions for these specialty fiber processing challenges. We’ve amassed application data for nearly 20 years, which we use to support each customer’s particular application. Our dedicated application engineering staff becomes an extension to your research team, answering difficult fiber processing questions so you can focus on other aspects of your application.

We also support research efforts with our high-precision, versatile fiber processing equipment. We offer the industry’s largest portfolio of single-process tools and all-in-one workstations for fiber fusion splicing and glass processing. Our products splice single-mode and large-diameter fibers, polarization maintaining (PM) and non-PM fibers, photonic crystal fiber, large mode area fibers and all other specialty fibers. They produce flat or precise-angle cleaves up to 15 degrees, create fiber combiners and tapers, match fiber modes, and recoat fibers with acrylic and polyimide coating.

Our GPX-3000 series is ideal for many research applications. These unique, multipurpose systems create splices, combiners, tapers, couplers, end caps and other fiber processes on optical fibers from 125 microns to 1.8 mm in diameter. GPX-3000 systems are built around a unique filament “furnace” assembly—a stable, intense heat source that can be precisely controlled over a wide temperature range—to ensure optimum glass processing conditions. They are meant for applications that demand accuracy, versatility and repeatability.

For users who prefer a single-process tool, we offer the LFS-4100. LFS-4100 systems use our filament fusion technology to produce low-loss splices on fibers ranging from 125 to 1.25mm diameter. They can be used on both standard and specialty fibers.

Applications

  • Fiber lasers
  • Fiber-based assemblies
  • Fiber processing (combiners – tapers – mode adapters...)
  • Fiber-based research and product development
Fusion Splicer and Fiber Processing Equipment pricing available at www.thorlabs.com