The Expanded Beam Performance technology is an advanced fiber optic solution. It offers high-end transmission characteristics over many mating cycles. The excellent optical performance remains unchanged even under mechanical stress, environmental influences and harsh ambient conditions.
Since there is no direct contact between the contact ends, Expanded Beam connections are relatively insensitive to contamination and can be cleaned easily. Under normal conditions, cleaning every 5000 mating cycles is sufficient. This ensures reliable transmission without damage.
|Fiber Optic||Expanded Beam Performance||Expanded Beam||Physical Contact||Polymer Optical Fiber|
|Contact Type||Expanded Beam||Expanded Beam||PC / APC||PC|
|Insertion loss||<0.7 dB (SM)/<0.3 dB (MM)||≤ 1,5 dB||≤ 0.5 dB||≤ 1.5 dB|
|Return loss||≥ 55dB (SM)/ ≥35dB (MM)||≥ 32 dB (Multimode)||> 40 dB (Singlemode) / > 30 dB (Multimode)||–|
|Cleaning||Every 5,000 mating cycles (***)||Every 20,000 mating cycles(***)||Before each mating cycle(***)||No cleaning required|
|Temperature range||–40 °C to +80 °C||–40 °C bis +85 °C||–25 °C to +75 °C||–40 °C to +85 °C|
|Fiber types||Multimode 50 / 125 μm – Singlemode 9 / 125 μm||Multimode 50 / 125 μm||Multimode 50 / 125 μm – Singlemode 9 / 125 μm||980 / 1,000 μm|
*) Specifics of the connector series may deviate
**) Tested under controlled conditions
***) Cleaning instructions
We work with you to develop a solution that perfectly meets your requirements. From planning and production to cable assembly: We combine all competencies under one roof and can also implement customized solutions for your project.