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OFS to Present Paper on Effects of High Humidity and High Temperature on Optical Fiber for High-Power Delivery

AVON, Conn., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Specialty Photonics Division of OFS Fitel, LLC (OFS SPD), a leading provider of optical fiber, cable, and assemblies for medical device manufacturers, announces that Dr. Lei Huang will present "Effects of high humidity and high temperature on failure of optical fiber for high-power delivery" at the upcoming BiOS Technology Conference.  Dr. Huang will present on Saturday, January 21st at 2:20PM, in room 238 (Mezzanine)

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Large core silica optical fibers are often used for delivering high power laser for medical applications.  It has been observed that optical fibers that are transmitting high power laser light may fracture when bent and that the polymer cladding or coating of the fiber plays a significant part in determining the fiber strength.  Dr. Huang's presentation will examine the fiber performance in bending under high laser power after the fiber has been autoclaved — subjecting the fiber to high humidity and high temperature — a common method of sterilization.

OFS SPD will exhibit and showcase its line of optical fiber, cable, and assemblies for the medical market at the BiOS Tradeshow, January 21st–22nd.

About OFS

OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, optical fiber cable, FTTX, optical connectivity and specialty photonics products. Our manufacturing and research divisions work together to provide innovative products and solutions that traverse many different applications as they link people and machines worldwide. Between continents, between cities, around neighborhoods, and into homes and businesses of digital consumers we provide the right optical fiber, optical cable and components for efficient, cost-effective transmission.

OFS' corporate lineage dates back to 1876 and includes technology powerhouses such as AT&T and Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent). Today, OFS is owned by Furukawa Electric, a multi-billion dollar global leader in optical communications. 

Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, U.S., OFS is a global provider with facilities in Avon, Connecticut; Carrollton, Georgia; Somerset, New Jersey; and Sturbridge, Massachusetts, as well as in Denmark, Germany and Russia. For more information, please visit

About OFS, Specialty Photonics Division

OFS, Specialty Photonics Division, is an industry leader in optical fiber design or modification for highly specialized or customized applications. It supplies advanced optical fibers, including specialty multimode, specialty single-mode, rare-earth doped, polarization-maintaining and other nonstandard fibers. It also manufactures specialty cables and connectors, and other specialty products, such as high-power laser components. For more information about the Specialty Photonics Division, please visit:



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