French collaboration supplied fiber-interfacing solutions

NKT Photonics and ALPhANOV will provide interfaces for photonic crystal fibers.

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Talence, France - NKT Photonics and ALPhANOV have agreed to provide innovative interfacing solutions for photonic crystal fibers (PCF). One of the challenges for PCFs lies in their end preparation such as splicing or connectorization to allow users to easily integrate PCFs in various fiber architectures within areas such as bio-imaging, metrology, sensing, and material processing.

ALPhANOV, the Optics and Laser Technology Center of the Route des Lasers cluster (Bordeaux), was chosen by NKT Photonics as their partner for supplying end-treatment solutions to their PCFs, including PCFs connectors, sealed and cleaved PCFs, end-capped PCFs, and PCFs with mode-adaptors.

ALPhANOV, which addresses the whole product line of NKT Photonics, has, as one of its main missions, to help companies develop innovative optics and laser products. Introducing PCFs often gives a real advantage in terms of performance, compactness, and reliability. Through this partnership, ALPhANOV will share its expertise with NKT Photonics' customers and help them reach original and efficient solutions faster.

This collaboration will set new standards in fiber laser design and fiber-based light sources, as both partners will continue to commit to excellence whether it is for special needs in demanding R&D projects or for industrial components.

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