Fiber cleaving using LaserCleave, OpTek’s proprietary laser cleaving technology produces optical-quality facets on SM, MM, large-core and PM fibers and waveguides. It is the process of choice for fiber cleaving in large-volume applications for FTTH and automotive applications. It also has the flexibility to make it the ideal method for development and prototype quantities.
The optical quality of the laser cleave is unsurpassed. In telecoms applications the reproducibility of the cleave angle and the exceptionally low-scatter of the cleaved surface provides enhanced performance.
In high power applications the Laser Cleave process gives very high damage-threshold surfaces, which can also be produced directly on free-standing fibers, and, if necessary, on non-round fibers.
In all cases, the speed of the Laser Cleave process (see movie) gives unbeatable cost-effectiveness.
Moreover, the reliability and reproducibility or the process, together with the ability to process parts already assembled into fixtures or ferrules, allows the whole manufacturing sequence to be optimised, with the laser cleaving process, which produces the final optical quality end, carried out as the final step in the assembly.
Precise Cleave Position
High Damage Threshold