Fiberguide’s (Stirling, NJ) new line of high-power mode stripping SMA cable
assemblies provides a higher power alternative to traditional laser delivery
cables for high-power laser welding, marking, cutting and drilling equipment.
An integrated mode stripper dissipates up to 25W of power from the cladding,
ensuring a clean output and boosting power handling capacities to 100W (100µm
core), 250W (200µm core) or 350W (400µm core), depending on system
conditions. Assemblies have an epoxy free cantilevered nose design, which
isolates the optical fiber from the ferrule to prevent thermal and
contamination problems. Fiber tips are laser polished for maximum
transmission. Cables contain all silica fiber and are available with 100µm,
200µm and 400µm cores for easy integration into existing systems.
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