Single mode fibers feature a small diameter of the fiber core (in the range of 2.5 µm to 10 µm), allowing propagation of light in just one (transversal) optical mode. Thus, the fiber shows a significantly higher pulse shape fidelity compared to using a multi mode fiber. Single mode fibers are used for a wide range of challenging applications. They allow transmission of optical signals over very long distances and are offered with special features like high operating temperatures or low bend sensitivity.
As an option, some of our single mode fibers are also available in a metalized version. With these high-performance aluminium or gold coatings, the fibers work reliably even at extreme temperatures and withstand harsh environmental conditions.
Some of the fibers can also be equipped with anti-reflection technologies, enhancing transmission performance and increasing damage thresholds. In addition to common anti-reflection coatings, a technology based on nano-structures on the surface is available for selected fibers.