fiber optic cleaning systems

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by martinroyan, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. martinroyan

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    Aug 31, 2010
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    Hi every one
    Can some one guide me or please suggest some company name along with their website which can help me in buying fiber optic cleaning systems

    thankx
     
  2. marshallf3

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    Are your wanting to properly dress the ends of cut fiber optic cable before mounting the connectors, or ??
     
  3. Hanneman

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    If you just want to clean the core, submersion in concentrated nitric acid or piranaha solution (conc sulfuric acid and hydrogen peroxide) for several hours will work. Unless absolutely necessary, hydrofluoric acid will slowy etch the glass core, but it's quite dangerous.

    If you want to remove the cladding layer, it depends on the material. The fiber we use has a proprietary cladding, and we melted it off with a lighter - much faster than the manufacturer's recommendation.

    If you want to cleave the ends, or install connectors and polish the end faces, both Newport Optics and Thor Labs have several options - all manual and not intended large volumes though.
     
  4. marshallf3

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    From my exerience always try to buy any acids (especially Nitric) from a local supply house, shipping the stuff can be expensive and when you're buying nitric the first thing they assume is you're going to be mixing it with Hexamine.

    I also wouldn't recommend getting anywhere near hydrofluoric unless you've very experienced in chemistry.
     
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