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Where to Buy Multimode Fibers

Multimode fibers are optical fibers with a few or even many guided modes. Their applications include the transport of high-power pump light from laser diodes to solid-state lasers and optical fiber communications.

multimode fibers

More general products: fibers

More specific products: graded-index fibers

Related products: single-mode fibers, large mode area fibers, large-core fibers, fiber optics

Related product category: fiber optics

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Related articles: single-mode fibers, double-clad fibers, triple-clad fibers, large-core fibers, V number, modes

Check List for Multimode Fibers

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  • What is the core diameter?
  • What is the numerical aperture? (This determines the maximum beam angle with respect to the fiber axis.)
  • What is the core shape – circular, elliptical, rectangular?
  • Is it a pure silica core and a depressed cladding, or a doped core and pure silica cladding? (This might be relevant e.g. concerning parasitic losses or nonlinearities.) There are also plastic optical fibers.
  • For telecom fibers: do you need a graded-index fiber with low intermodal dispersion?
  • What are the propagation losses (in dB/km)? (They are actually mode-dependent, so one cannot expect a simple specification to be precise.)
  • How tight bending is possible, before the bend losses become too high?
  • How much optical power can the fiber tolerate? (Additional properties at the launch end may still occur if too much power gets to the coating.)
  • What is the outer fiber diameter with and without protective coating?
  • What is the coating material? Is it a standard material which can be removed with a usual fiber stripper?
  • Can the fiber be cleaved with a standard fiber cleaver? (Fibers with unusual dimensions, however, can be problematic.)

Also have a look at the check list for general fibers.

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iXblue

34, Rue de la Croix de Fer
78100 Saint Germain-en-Laye
France
multimode fibers

iXblue offers a wide range of multimode specialty optical fibers, either for lasers and amplifiers or for sensing applications. Hundreds of fiber designs are available from stock on our dedicated e-store. Custom versions are also available. More specificaly, multimode would consist of step index or gradded indew fibers with control of temporal dispersion. Most of the references are also available in radiation resistant versions, either for nuclear environment or for space missions.

Leader in fluoride glass and optical fiber technology

Le Verre Fluoré

Rue Gabriel Voisin
Campus de Ker Lann
35170 Bruz, Brittany
France
leverrefluore.com

E-mail:
multimode fibers

LVF offers a large range of fluoride multimode optical fibers, for mid infrared applications:

LVF fluoride multimode fibers are the most transparent fibers on the market in the mid-infrared 2–5 µm band.

Guiding Photonics LLC

(a spin-off from OptoKnowledge Systems, Inc.)
19805 Hamilton Ave.
Torrance CA 90502–1341
United States
guidingphotonics.com
E-mail:
multimode fibers

Guiding Photonics produces low-loss multi-mode fibers with a range of internal diameters that are ideally suited for mid-IR and/or high-power laser beams. In addition to mid-IR, various option are available for UV through far-IR wavelengths.

Edmund Optics

101 East Gloucester Pike
Barrington, NJ 08007
United States
www.edmundoptics.com
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Edmund Optics offers a variety of fiber optics, including jacketed and unjacketed optical grade or communications grade optical fibers. Optical grade optical fiber is ideal for general industrial lighting or short distance data transmission. It is designed for optimal visible light transmission for digital or analog links. Jacketed fiber has increased durability while decreasing stray light. Edmund Optics also offers optical fiber components, including patchcords, collimators, faceplates and image conduits, fiber connectors, and the tools needed for cutting or stripping fibers.

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AC Photonics

2701 Northwestern Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95051
United States
www.acphotonics.com
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Berkshire Photonics

88 Bee Brook Road
Washington Depot, CT 06794
United States

Corning Inc.

One Riverfront Plaza
Corning, NY 14831
United States

CYBEL, LLC.

1195 Pennsylvania Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18018–2026
United States
www.cybel-llc.com
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Edmund Optics

101 East Gloucester Pike
Barrington, NJ 08007
United States
www.edmundoptics.com
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Edmund Optics offers a variety of fiber optics, including jacketed and unjacketed optical grade or communications grade optical fibers. Optical grade optical fiber is ideal for general industrial lighting or short distance data transmission. It is designed for optimal visible light transmission for digital or analog links. Jacketed fiber has increased durability while decreasing stray light. Edmund Optics also offers optical fiber components, including patchcords, collimators, faceplates and image conduits, fiber connectors, and the tools needed for cutting or stripping fibers.

Guiding Photonics LLC

(a spin-off from OptoKnowledge Systems, Inc.)
19805 Hamilton Ave.
Torrance CA 90502–1341
United States
guidingphotonics.com
E-mail:
multimode fibers

Guiding Photonics produces low-loss multi-mode fibers with a range of internal diameters that are ideally suited for mid-IR and/or high-power laser beams. In addition to mid-IR, various option are available for UV through far-IR wavelengths.

Infrared Fiber Systems

2301-A2 Broadbirch Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
United States

IRflex Corporation

300 Ringgold Industrial Parkway
Danville, VA 24540
United States
www.irflex.com
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Nufern

7 Airport Park Road
East Granby, CT 06026
United States

OFS Global Headquarters

2000 Northeast Expressway
Norcross, Georgia 30071
United States

OptiConcepts Inc.

P. O. Box 1170
Valdese, NC 28690
United States
www.opticoncepts.com
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Opto-Knowledge Systems Inc.

19805 Hamilton Ave.
Torrance CA 90502
United States
www.optoknowledge.com/fiberstore.html
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Polymicro Technologies

18019 N. 25th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85023–1200
United States
www.molex.com/molex/products/group?key=polymicro&channel=products
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SemiNex Corporation

100 Corporate Place, Suite 302
Peabody, MA 01960
United States
www.seminex.com
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From America:

CorActive High-Tech Inc.

2700, Jean-Perrin, Suite 121
Quebec G2C 1S9
Canada

Laserglow Technologies

873 St. Clair Ave. West
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M6C 1C4
www.laserglow.com
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Outside America:

Advanced Fiber Resources Ltd.

2/F, B-5, Southern Software Park, Tangjia
Zhuhai 519080
China

CASIX Inc.

20 Fuxing Street
350014 Fuzhou, Fujian
China
www.casix.com
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CeramOptec GmbH

Siemensstr. 44
53121 Bonn
Germany

ELUXI Ltd.

Advanced Technology Innovation Centre
Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks
5 Oakwood Drive
Loughborough LE11 3QF
United Kingdom
www.eluxi.co.uk
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Fibercore Limited

University Parkway
Chilworth Science Park
Southampton SO16 7QQ
United Kingdom
www.fibercore.com
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Fiberware

Bornheimer Straße 4
09648 Mittweida
Germany

Fujikura

1–5–1, Kiba, Kouto-ku
Tokyo 135–8512
Japan

Furukawa Electric

Marunouchi Nakadori Bldg.
2–3, Marunouchi 2-chome
Chiyodaku, Tokyo 100–8322
Japan

GEHT International Ltd

27th floor, Bank of East Asia Harbour View Centre
56 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
Hong Kong
www.gehtinternational.com
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IL Photonics

511 Hashita
9955256 Beit Shemesh
Israel
www.ILPhotonics.com
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iXblue

34, Rue de la Croix de Fer
78100 Saint Germain-en-Laye
France
multimode fibers

iXblue offers a wide range of multimode specialty optical fibers, either for lasers and amplifiers or for sensing applications. Hundreds of fiber designs are available from stock on our dedicated e-store. Custom versions are also available. More specificaly, multimode would consist of step index or gradded indew fibers with control of temporal dispersion. Most of the references are also available in radiation resistant versions, either for nuclear environment or for space missions.

j-fiber GmbH

Im Semmicht 1
07751 Jena
Germany
www.j-fiber.com
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Kingfisher International

30 Rocco Drive
Scoresby
Victoria 3179
Australia
www.kingfisherfiber.com
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Laser Components GmbH

Werner-von-Siemens-Straße 15
82140 Olching
Germany
www.lasercomponents.com
E-mail:

Leader in fluoride glass and optical fiber technology

Le Verre Fluoré

Rue Gabriel Voisin
Campus de Ker Lann
35170 Bruz, Brittany
France
leverrefluore.com

E-mail:
multimode fibers

LVF offers a large range of fluoride multimode optical fibers, for mid infrared applications:

LVF fluoride multimode fibers are the most transparent fibers on the market in the mid-infrared 2–5 µm band.

Leoni Fiber Optics GmbH

Mühldamm 6
96524 Neuhaus-Schierschnitz
Germany

Oelabs Inc.

1st storey, Building 1
No 598 Guanghua Road
Minhang district, Shanghai
China
www.oelabs.com
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PacketLight Networks, Ltd.

27 Habarzel St.
Tel-Aviv 6971039
Israel
www.packetlight.com
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Prysmian Group

Via Chiese 6
20126 – Milan
Italy

Qioptiq Photonics GmbH & Co KG

Hans-Riedl-Str. 9
85622 Feldkirchen
Germany

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Fibervagen 2–6
824 50 Hudiksvall
Sweden

Shanghai Tarluz Telecom Tech. Co., Tld.

1F, No. 3378 Zhennan Road
Putuo District 200000
Shanghai
China
www.tarluz.com
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Sintec Optronics Pte Ltd (HQ)

10 Bukit Batok Crescent #07–02
The Spire
Singapore 658079

Zebra Cable

Rm 1502–3 15/F Connaught Comm Bd
185 Wan Chai RD
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
China
zebracable.com
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