Wedge

OpTek laser lensing produces high performance lens forms directly onto the end of an optical fiber.  The non-contact lensing process is incredibly fast and uses on-line imaging to ensure accurate centration of the lens to the fiber.  The superior optical quality of the surface and exceptional control over the lens ensures maximum coupling.

lensing machineThe optical quality of the laser cleave is unsurpassed. In telecoms applications the reproducibility of the lens and the exceptionally low-scatter of the processed surface provides enhanced performance.

Wedge lens In all cases, the speed of the Laser Lensing process gives unbeatable cost-effectiveness.

Coniallens model 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.

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Laser Lens Advantages

Lens Radius

  • <5-15µm for standard process
  • Standard tolerance is ±10%

Precise Lens Position 

  • Lens position can be referenced to fixed feature on the fiber such as metalization

Speed

  • 10 to a few 10's of seconds per lens (depends on type)

Non-contact process

  • No tool wear, or mechanical damage to the fiber

Cleave Orientation

  • Lens orientation to stress rods
  • Orientation to ferrule

Optical quality

  • Lower scatter than conventionally polished ends 

High damage threshold 

  • Laser lensing produces high damage-threshold facets for use in fiber-laser applications

Geometric Form 

  • Choice of precise shape of end-face, including angled lens forms and removal of scrap angles
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