Fiber Optics

Sensors for Space Telescope Lens Testing

The Euclid Satellite project a good example of how Philtec’s sensors are being used with excellent results in cryogenic conditions. This month Philtec again delivered sensor systems for space telescope lens distortion measurements. These are 2-channel fiber optic displacement sensor systems (see image above) designed for 3.2 mm operation in vacuum. Seven 2-channel sensor systems … Continue reading

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New 9 mm TOSA SLDs at 840 nm from SUPERLUM

At the upcoming Laser World of Photonics in Munich, Germany, SUPERLUM Diodes will introduce a new product: miniature uncooled fiber-pigtailed TOSA superluminescent diodes (SLDs), based on standard TO9 cans. SLDs provide output power up to 2.5 mW ex SM fiber and 20-22 nm-wide bell-like spectrum at up to +60 °C case temperature. Various custom options, … Continue reading

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Measuring Cryogenic Turbopump Speed

Background An axial-flow pump, or AFP, is a common type of pump that essen­tially consists of a propeller (an axial impeller) in a pipe. Cryogenic turbopumps (CTP) are the heart of a rocket engine. With today’s generation of reusable heavy launch space vehicles, CTPs supply pressurized subcooled fuel and oxidizer fluids which are mixed and … Continue reading

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Measuring Embedded Objects

Philtec specializes in the design of fiber optic sensor systems for gaining access to hard-to-reach targets. In March 2019, several dozen model D47 sensors were delivered with long fiber optic cables and very small 90° probes as seen here. The fiber optic cable lengths varied from 21 ft (6.4 m) to 55 ft (16.8 m)… Continue reading

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Sumix Simplifies and Speeds Up Inspection of Multi-Fibre Connectors

Sumix Corporation has announced a revolutionary technology for inspecting Multi-fibre Push-On (MPO) connectors. The company’s Manta-W+ fibre inspection microscope is the industry’s only solution offering automated inspection of MPO connectors with analysis and pass/fail testing by capturing all fibre terminations simultaneously. Multi-Fibre Push-On connectors (MPO) and MTP (a trademark of US Conec) are increasingly used … Continue reading

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Multi-Wavelength LED Light Sources from FTO

FiberTech Optica’s (FTO) high power fiber-coupled multi-wavelength LED light sources are built on a modular LED platform that is configurable to the customer’s required spectral distribution. Possible configurations span the entire UV to NIR spectral range using a selection of discrete narrow band emitters. The proprietary coupling method enables the combining of multiple LEDs in a … Continue reading

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