• Excellent resistance to chemicals and oil
• Dual window operation at 850nm and 1300nm
• Extremely flexible construction with superior abrasion resistance
• Wide fiber operating temperature ranges -55°C to +150°C
Carbon used as a primary coating dramatically increases the reliability of fibers.
The carbon hermetically seals the glass surface and impedes the slow crack growth caused by moisture ingression. The fatigue factor (nvalue), a measure of the fatigue resistance, is increased to greater than 100 as opposed to 20 for non-carbon coated fiber. The fiber is then able to operate for an increased lifetime or at a higher stress level for the same lifetime than a non-carbon coated fiber. Carbon is applied to a thickness of only a few hundred Angstrom.