Coloured LEDs launch into plastic and glass fibres

Coloured LEDs launch into plastic and glass fibres

OMC has developed LEDs able to couple visible wavelengths into 1mm core polymer optical fibre, or 200 micron or larger glass optical fibre.


OMC coloured LEDs for optical fibre injection

“This latest product is suitable for laboratory equipment for research purposes, test and measurement instrumentation, and data communications in industrial and medical applications,” it said.

They were initially developed as a custom product for a research which required wavelength-specific light sources to cover the whole visible light spectrum and illuminate laboratory samples.

Standard emitters include 470nm blue, 525nm green, 567nm green, 590nm yellow, 635nm red and 660nm red, and custom wavelengths are available.

“Any of OMC’s visible wavelength LEDs can be coupled into any of OMC’s standard housings, such as H19, keyed SMA, standard FSMA or ST housings,” it added.