More safety for users of fiber-coupled high-performance lasers

Copper wire conductors with a jacket facilitate the design of active protective devices

A new fiber concept from CeramOptec® increases safety in the use of fiber-coupled high-power lasers. Copper-wire conductors support the design of active protective devices that interrupt the laser circuit in the event of fiber breakage or connection faults and protect the user from escaping radiation.

Since the two copper wires are applied together with the polyamide sheathing after the fiber drawing process, the new fiber concept can be implemented for all standardized CeramOptec® glass fibers. All-rounders such as the standard Optran® UV/WF fibers are also available as safety fibers, as are the homogenizing Optran® NCC fibers with polygonal core geometry. For optimum coverage of all bending radii and temperature zones, safety fibers are available with copper wire conductors of 50, 100 and 150 micrometers. Custom configurations are also available on request.