Frequently Asked Questions

Polarization-maintaining fiber is a type of optical fiber that is designed to maintain the polarization state of light as it travels along the fiber. This is achieved through the use of a special fiber structure that maintains the polarization of light by creating a stress-induced birefringence.

The key optical specifications of this PM fiber product include the wavelength range (1310 or 1550 nm), cut-off wavelength range (1100-1290 or 1290-1520 nm), mode-field diameter (6.0±1.0 or 6.5±1.0 μm), attenuation (≤0.6 dB/km), beat length (≤3.0 or ≤3.5 mm), and polarization crosstalk (≤-22 dB/km).

The key geometric specifications of this PM fiber product include the cladding outside diameter (80.0±1.0 μm), coating outside diameter (135.0±3.0 or 165.0±5.0 μm), and core-to-cladding offset (≤1.0 μm).

The PM fiber products have a working temperature range of -50°C to 85°C.

The proof test for the PM fiber products is the one done at 100 kpsi. This test is used to ensure the reliability and durability of the fiber under extreme conditions.

The polarization maintaining fiber is used for fiber optic gyroscopes (FOGs) and polarization-sensitive components.

The panda structure in the fiber has a symmetrical "panda eye" stress unit, which provides high polarization crosstalk.

The fiber has a wide working temperature range of -50°C to 85°C.

The key optical specifications include wavelength, cut-off wavelength, mode-field diameter, attenuation, beat length, and polarization crosstalk.

The key geometric specifications include cladding outside diameter, coating outside diameter, and core-to-cladding offset.

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