HPCS and PCS fibers

HPCS and PCS fibers

HPCS and PCS fibers

HPCS and PCS - Hard plastic-clad silica and plastic-clad silica fibers – optical fibers with Fused Silica core and plastic optical cladding

Alongside the widely prevalent silica/silica fibers, another fiber type features an optical core made from Fused Silica with plastic optical cladding. The essential advantage of this design compared to the conventional design is the enhanced numerical aperture, which can be configured up to a value of 0.49. The HPCS and PCS fibers permit low- to medium-power laser transmission with relatively low losses over short distances and offer an economical alternative to silica/silica fiber.

  • Customer-specific fiber design
  • High, customer-specific numerical aperture configurable up to 0.49
  • Economical

Range of products and services

Product portfolio

  • HPCS fibers (hard plastic-clad silica) with a Fused Silica core and fluorinated acrylate cladding, as an inexpensive solution for low- to medium-power laser transmission over short distances
  • PCS fibers (plastic-clad silica) with a Fused Silica core and silicone cladding, for high-temperature applications and medium- to high-power laser transmission over short distances
  • An additional ETFE or polyamide buffer layer is applied to improve the mechanical, chemical and thermal properties

Product properties

The special properties of these fibers are defined by the specific combination of materials. While the mechanical and thermal properties typically vary widely, depending on the manufacturer and the plastic used, the optical properties are often identical. The specific use case for these fibers must therefore be coordinated with the manufacturer.

Ordering options

  • Application wavelength
  • Numerical aperture
  • Coating type
  • Buffer material


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Frequently Asked Questions about HPCS and PCS fibers

1. What are HPCS and PCS fibers?

HPCS (Hard Plastic-Clad Silica) and PCS (Plastic-Clad Silica) fibers are types of optical fibers that feature an optical core made from Fused Silica with plastic optical cladding. These fibers are an alternative to the widely used silica/silica fibers, offering unique advantages such as a higher numerical aperture.

2. How do HPCS and PCS fibers differ from traditional silica/silica fibers?

The primary distinction between HPCS/PCS and silica/silica fibers is the enhanced numerical aperture in the former, configurable up to a value of 0.49. This design permits low- to medium-power laser transmission with relatively low losses over short distances, positioning them as an economical alternative to silica/silica fiber.

3. What are the specific types of HPCS and PCS fibers offered?

WEINERT offers HPCS fibers with a Fused Silica core and fluorinated acrylate cladding, suitable for low- to medium-power laser transmission over short distances. On the other hand, PCS fibers come with a Fused Silica core and silicone cladding, making them ideal for high-temperature applications and medium- to high-power laser transmission over shorter distances. Additionally, an ETFE or polyamide buffer layer can be applied to these fibers to enhance their mechanical, chemical, and thermal properties.

4. How can customers customize HPCS and PCS fibers for their needs?

Customers can tailor the fibers based on their specific requirements, including selecting the application wavelength, the numerical aperture, the type of coating, and the buffer material. However, the intended use of these fibers should be coordinated with the manufacturer due to the variations in properties depending on materials used.

5. In what fields or applications are HPCS and PCS fibers typically utilized?

HPCS and PCS fibers find applications in various sectors, including Medical laser applications and Spectroscopy. They can also be used in Factory Automation, Optical Metrology, Machinery & Sensors, and Healthcare domains.
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