Compare Model Drawings, CAD & Specs Fiber Type Operating Wavelength Numerical Aperture Mode Field Diameter, Nominal Maximum Attenuation Availability Price
$19.50/meter
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Bow-Tie Polarization Maintaining 1550 - 1650 nm 0.14 - 0.18 7.0 - 9.2 µm @1550 nm 2 dB/km @1550 nm
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$18.50/meter
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Bow-Tie Polarization Maintaining 780 - 830 nm 0.14 - 0.18 3.5 - 4.6 µm @780 nm 8 dB/km @780 nm
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$16.50
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Panda Polarization Maintaining 1550 nm 0.10 - 0.13 10.0 - 11.0 µm @1550 nm 0.5 dB/km @1550 nm
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$44/meter
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Panda Polarization Maintaining 480 nm 0.10 - 0.13 3.5 - 4.5 µm @480 nm 30 dB/km @480 nm
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$35
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Panda Polarization Maintaining 630 nm 0.10 - 0.13 4.0 - 5.0 µm @630 nm 12 dB/km @630 nm
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$45
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Panda Polarization Maintaining 850 nm 0.10 - 0.13 5.0 - 6.0 µm @850 nm 3.0 dB/km @850 nm
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$19.50/meter
3 Weeks
Panda Polarization Maintaining 980 nm 0.10 - 0.13 6.1 - 7.1 µm @980 nm 2.5 dB/km @980 nm
3 Weeks
$15.50/meter
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Bow-Tie Polarization Maintaining 488 - 633 nm 0.10 - 0.13 3.0 - 4.1 µm @488 nm 100 dB/km @488 nm
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Bow-Tie Polarization Maintaining 830 - 1060 nm 0.14 - 0.18 3.7 - 4.9 µm @830 nm 5 dB/km @830 nm
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$17/meter
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Bow-Tie Polarization Maintaining 1300 - 1550 nm 0.14 - 0.18 5.8 - 7.9 µm @1310 nm 2 dB/km @1310 nm
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$16.50/meter
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Bow-Tie Polarization Maintaining 633 - 780 nm 0.14 - 0.18 2.8 - 3.7 µm @633 nm 15 dB/km @633 nm
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Specifications

  • Index Profile
    Step
  • Cladding Diameter
    125 ±1 µm
  • Coating Diameter
    245 ±15 µm (F-PM630: 400 ±15 µm)
  • Cable Diameter
    2.5 mm
  • Cut-off Wavelength
    See product page
  • Buffer Coating Material
    Dual Acrylate
  • Proof Test
    100 kpsi

Features

Bow-Tie Polarization Maintaining Fiber

The core is flanked by areas of high expansion, boron-doped glass, which shrink back more than the surrounding silica. Tension caused induces birefringence (creating two different indices of refraction: a higher index parallel and a lower index perpendicular to the applied stress).

Cross section diagram of the Bow-Tie Polarization Maintaining Fiber.

High Birefringence

"Bow-Tie" cladding preserves polarization with stress-induced intrinsic birefringence. The fast axis is oriented horizontally.

“Bow-Tie” cladding preserves polarization with stress-induced intrinsic birefringence. The fast axis is oriented horizontally.

Large Wavelength Range and Short Beat Lengths

These Bow-tie polarization maintaining fibers, also known as highly birefringent (HiBi) fibers, are optimized for Visible through NIR wavelengths and have a beat-length of less than 2 mm. The beat-length, the length over which the fiber polarization rotates through 360°, is one of the fundamental performance measures: the shorter the beat-length, the better the polarization-preserving properties of the fiber.

Corning's PANDA Polarization Maintaining Fiber

Corning's PANDA polarization maintaining fibers offer low attenuation and excellent birefringence for high performance applications. Their design uses two stress applying parts to create an extremely high birefringence, resulting in fiber with excellent polarization maintaining properties. The operating wavelengths range from 480 to 1550 nm with beat lengths ranging from less than 1.7 to 5 mm.

Standard and Custom Patch Cables

Standard patch cables are available in several standard lengths with FC/UPC or FC/APC connectors. Please note that slow axis is accurately aligned to the connector key. If you need custom configuration, please use our custom patch configurator model: F-PATCH-CUSTOM

Volume Discount

The following volume discount schedule is automatically applied when ordering continuous lengths of bare optical fiber ≥10 m:

  • 10 - 49 m: 15%
  • 50 - 99 m: 22%
  • 100 - 499 m: 25%
  • ≥ 500 m: 28%

Discount applicable to continuous length of fiber only.

Applications

  • High-data-rate communications systems
  • Polarization-sensitive components
  • Raman amplifiers
  • Fiber optic sensors - polarimetric, polarization state sensing
  • Gyroscopes
  • Coherent transmission and detection
  • Interferometric sensors
  • Modulators
  • Delay lines
  • Spectroscopy
  • Biomedical applications