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Where to Buy Single-mode Fibers

Single-mode fibers have only a single guided mode for polarization direction. They exhibit a constant output beam profile irrespective of the launch conditions and do not exhibit effects like intermodal dispersion. They are used in a wide range of areas such as optical fiber communications, fiber lasers and amplifiers, and fiber interferometers.

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Related products: multimode fibers, large mode area fibers, fiber optics, fiber launch systems

Related product category: fiber optics

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Related articles: numerical aperture, V number, multimode fibers, cut-off wavelength, mode matching

Check List for Single-mode Fibers

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  • What is the cut-off wavelength? (Below that wavelength, the fiber will be multimode.)
  • What is the effective mode area or mode radius? (There are special large mode area fibers.)
  • (The core diameter and numerical aperture are usually not relevant, if the mode area is known.)
  • Does it need to be polarization-maintaining?
  • What are the propagation losses (in dB/km)?
  • 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? (Fluoride fibers, for example, have quite different mechanical properties than silica fibers.)

For active fibers, look at the check list for rare-earth-doped fibers.

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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:
single-mode fibers

LVF offers a large range of fluoride single-mode 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:
single-mode fibers

Guiding Photonics produces hollow core fibers with single-mode performance for mid-IR wavelengths. The fibers deliver a Gaussian profile and can be used for mode-filtering of non-ideal input beams.

Solutions for Innovators

NKT Photonics

Blokken 84
3460 Birkerød
Denmark
single-mode fibers

NKT Photonics offers several types of broadband (UV–nIR) single-mode polarization-maintaining fibers with large mode area. They are also available with collimators and alignment mechanics as complete fiber delivery solutions.

Optics, Photonics and Metrology

Schäfter + Kirchhoff

Kieler Str. 212
22525 Hamburg
Germany
www.sukhamburg.com
E-mail:

We offer single-mode fiber cables with different cut-off wavelengths and measured values for the effective fiber NA.

Lasers for the Molecular Age

Cycle GmbH

Luruper Hauptstr. 1
22547 Hambburg
Germany
www.cyclelasers.com

E-mail:
single-mode fibers

A growing number of applications in ultrafast lasers require proper dispersion compensation. Cycle GmbH offers dispersion compensating fibers for customized lengths with short lead times:

  • single-mode dispersion compensating fiber (SM-DCF)
  • polarization-maintaining dispersion compensating fiber (PM-DCF)

We also are happy to offer dispersion-matched PM fiber modules with customized fiber lengths and many possible fiber connectors.

iXblue

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

iXblue offers a wide range of 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. Most of the references are also available in radiation resistant versions, either for nuclear environments or for space missions.

We also offer endlessly single-mode fibers, which do not exhibit any higher-order mode cut off. They are ideally suited for mode delivery in the visible and above: from 400 nm to 1700 nm.

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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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FOSCO Connect

269 Mavis Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94566
United States

FS.COM Inc

380 Centerpoint Blvd
New Castle, DE 19720
United States
www.fs.com
E-mail:

Guiding Photonics LLC

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

Guiding Photonics produces hollow core fibers with single-mode performance for mid-IR wavelengths. The fibers deliver a Gaussian profile and can be used for mode-filtering of non-ideal input beams.

IRflex Corporation

300 Ringgold Industrial Parkway
Danville, VA 24540
United States
www.irflex.com
E-mail:

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
E-mail:

Opto-Knowledge Systems Inc.

19805 Hamilton Ave.
Torrance CA 90502
United States
www.optoknowledge.com/fiberstore.html
E-mail:

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corp.

78 T. W. Alexander Drive
P. O. Box 13445
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
United States
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
E-mail:
Outside America:

10Gtek Transceivers Co., Ltd.

7 Floor, Anlewuye Building
Shunfeng Road, Baoan District 44
Shenzhen 518000
China
www.fiberonsale.com
E-mail:

Lasers for the Molecular Age

Cycle GmbH

Luruper Hauptstr. 1
22547 Hambburg
Germany
www.cyclelasers.com

E-mail:
single-mode fibers

A growing number of applications in ultrafast lasers require proper dispersion compensation. Cycle GmbH offers dispersion compensating fibers for customized lengths with short lead times:

  • single-mode dispersion compensating fiber (SM-DCF)
  • polarization-maintaining dispersion compensating fiber (PM-DCF)

We also are happy to offer dispersion-matched PM fiber modules with customized fiber lengths and many possible fiber connectors.

ELUXI Ltd.

Advanced Technology Innovation Centre
Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks
5 Oakwood Drive
Loughborough LE11 3QF
United Kingdom
www.eluxi.co.uk
E-mail:

Beyond Technology

5E, Industrial Park
Min Zhi district, Long Hua
Shenzhen City, Guangdong province
China

Fibercore Limited

University Parkway
Chilworth Science Park
Southampton SO16 7QQ
United Kingdom
www.fibercore.com
E-mail:

FiberLogix Intl. Ltd.

Ashley House
Vale Industrial Park
Tolpits Lane
Watford. WD18 9QP
United Kingdom

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
E-mail:

iXblue

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

iXblue offers a wide range of 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. Most of the references are also available in radiation resistant versions, either for nuclear environments or for space missions.

We also offer endlessly single-mode fibers, which do not exhibit any higher-order mode cut off. They are ideally suited for mode delivery in the visible and above: from 400 nm to 1700 nm.

Kingfisher International

30 Rocco Drive
Scoresby
Victoria 3179
Australia
www.kingfisherfiber.com
E-mail:

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:
single-mode fibers

LVF offers a large range of fluoride single-mode 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

Solutions for Innovators

NKT Photonics

Blokken 84
3460 Birkerød
Denmark
single-mode fibers

NKT Photonics offers several types of broadband (UV–nIR) single-mode polarization-maintaining fibers with large mode area. They are also available with collimators and alignment mechanics as complete fiber delivery solutions.

Oelabs Inc.

1st storey, Building 1
No 598 Guanghua Road
Minhang district, Shanghai
China
www.oelabs.com
E-mail:

Optoprim Germany GmbH

Max-Planck-Straße 3
85716 Unterschleißheim
Germany
www.optoprim.de/en
E-mail:

PacketLight Networks, Ltd.

27 Habarzel St.
Tel-Aviv 6971039
Israel
www.packetlight.com
E-mail:

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

Optics, Photonics and Metrology

Schäfter + Kirchhoff

Kieler Str. 212
22525 Hamburg
Germany
www.sukhamburg.com
E-mail:

We offer single-mode fiber cables with different cut-off wavelengths and measured values for the effective fiber NA.

SelenOptics

263 Avenue du Général Leclerc
Campus de Beaulieu, Bat 10A
35700 Rennes
France

Shanghai Tarluz Telecom Tech. Co., Tld.

1F, No. 3378 Zhennan Road
Putuo District 200000
Shanghai
China
www.tarluz.com
E-mail:

Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Ltd. (YOFC)

No. 9 Optics Valley Avenue
Wuhan, Hubei 430073
China

YSL Photonics

Number 80, Fifth High-tech Street
Donghu Development Zone
430205, Wuhan
China
www.yslphotonics.com
E-mail:

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