Vue d'ensemble

polarization maintaining optical fiber with tiger design

For gyroscope

The IXF-PMG family includes high performance Polarization Maintaining Fibers that are specifically designed for integration into Fiber Optic Gyroscopes on or above the earth.

Fiber diameter control is critical during coil winding: our fibers exhibit very high consistency / accuracy of the coating diameter not only in each batch, but also from batch to batch.

specialty optical fiber


Benefits & Features

  • Panda & tiger designs available
  • Qualified by international inertial sensing manufacturers
  • Design for space environment available
  • Highly birefringence
  • High polarization extinction in coiled applications
  • Zero twist
  • Round core
  • Cladding diameter: 40, 80, 125 µm, other diameters on request
  • Various coating diameters, tuned to customers specifications
  • High stability coating diameter along each batch and from batch to batch


  • Fiber optic gyroscopes

Main Specifications



Wavelength (nm): 820 - 1550
Terrestrial environment
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1550 nm operation

Tiger design, High Birefringence

Reduced coating

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1550 nm operation

Tiger design, High Birefringence

Reduced coating

Cladding diameter (µm): 80 +/- 1
Coating diameter (µm) 128 +/- 2
Space environment
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Robustness of astrix fiber optic gyros in space radiative environment

A. Paveau, G. Cros, R. Mangeret, S. Mariojouls & J.J. Bonnefois.

10th International ESA Conferenceon Guidance, Navigation & Control systems

June 2017


Development of radiation resistant passive and doped fibers started 10 years ago at iXblue. With tens of
satellites flying using iXblue Optical Fibers, we now have access to data from real space environment – not
only lab irradiation testing.

Application Notes

jeu 12/07/2018 - 11:38

PMG Gyro Fiber: IXF-PMG-BC-1550-80-019(-LS)

lun 04/01/2021 - 10:48

Polarization Maintaining splicing protocol for iXblue PMG Tiger IB IXF-PMG-IB-1550-80-019-LS using the Fujikura FSM-100P splicer