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Fiberguide’s Plastic Clad Silica Fibers Offer Excellent UV and Infrared Transmission

Low and standard OH fibers feature plastic cladding to prevent fiber breakage.jpgFor medical, scientific and military applications, Fiberguide Industries offers a full line of low and standard hydroxyl concentration (OH) plastic coated silica fibers. The AnhydroguideTM and SuperguideTM are low cost optical fibers that provide superior UV and infrared transmissions.

Fiberguide's Anhydroguide fiber is constructed of a pure fused silica core, made by reacting silicon tetrachloride with oxygen using a plasma arc. This ensures a low residual OH for excellent infrared transmission. Superguide's silica core is constructed in the same manner, only with an oxy-hydrogen flame instead of a plasma arc, which maximizes the fiber's UV transmission properties.

Both fibers feature plastic cladding to protect the fiber during buffer stripping and prevent breakage, while increasing fiber strength and reducing static fatigue in humid environments. Fibers offer exceptional transmission in tight bends, with a high core-to-clad ratio and numerical aperture of 0.37. All materials used in construction are certified by NAMSA to USP Class VI for non-toxicity and biocompatibility.

For additional information on these and other Fiberguide products and services, including new data sheets to assist with fiber selection, contact Fiberguide Corporate toll free at 877-490-7803 or visit

Fiberguide Industries, Inc. manufactures a comprehensive line of standard and custom high optical transmission fibers, OEM assemblies and ultra precision arrays. The company is a part of the global Halma technology group, which also includes photonics specialists Ocean Optics (, a leader in spectroscopy and optical thin films; and Labsphere (, a recognized expert in the light metrology field. FDA registered as a Contract Manufacturer and Custom Device Manufacturer, Fiberguide's corporate and optical fiber manufacturing facilities are located in Stirling, New Jersey, with a manufacturing/assembly facility in Caldwell, Idaho. 

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