Overview

optical fiber for space environment

For space grade fiber amplifiers

The need for new earth and universe observation satellites is becoming more and more important, with new challenges in this very hostile space environment where components are exposed to ionizing radiation. Longer missions, very distant satellite for deep space sensing, and new telecommunication demands necessitate stronger photonic devices and components to withstand ionizing radiation.
iXblue has produced more than 20 flying navigation systems that are equipped with our fibers and components. We have developed a strong experience in the qualification of such devices in collaboration with end users.

specialty optical fiber

Highlights

Benefits & Features

  • Er doped fiber: gain degradation < 0.25 dB / 100 krad with 30 dB gain EDFA
  • Er/Yb doped fiber: gain degradation <  1.5 dB / 100 krad with 10 W amplifier design
  • 6 & 12 µm core
  • Panda PM and associated passive fibers also available
  • High cumulated irradiation dose compatibility

Applications

  • Fiber lasers and amplifiers
  • Space grade amplifiers and lasers
  • Harsh environment amplifiers and lasers

Main Specifications

Datasheet

Products

Erbium Rad Hard Fibers
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IXF-RAD-AMP-1

TRL 9

Rad Hard Space Grade

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Absorption @980nm (dB/m): 8 +/-1
Absorption @1530nm (dB/m): 14 +/- 2
Cutoff wavelength (nm): < 1150

TRL 9

Rad Hard Space Grade

IXF-RAD-AMP-2

New generation

Rad Hard Space Grade

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Absorption @980nm (dB/m): 17 +/- 2
Absorption @1530nm (dB/m): 25 +/- 3
Cutoff wavelength (nm): < 1150

New generation

Rad Hard Space Grade

IXF-RAD-AMP-2-PM

PM type

Rad Hard Space Grade

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Absorption @980nm (dB/m): 15.5 +/- 1.5
Absorption @1530nm (dB/m): 25 +/- 3
Cutoff wavelength (nm): < 1200

PM type

Rad Hard Space Grade

IXF-RAD-AMP-3

State-of-the-art

Rad Hard Space Grade

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Absorption @980nm (dB/m): 13.5 +/- 1.5
Absoption @1530nm (dB/m): 16 +/- 2
Cutoff wavelength (nm): < 1150

State-of-the-art

Rad Hard Space Grade

Er/Yb Rad Hard Fibers
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IXF-2CF-EY-O-6-130-LNF-RAD

6 µm core diameter

Rad Hard Space Grade

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Core NA: 0.19 +/- 0.02
Cladding diameter flat/flat (µm): 125 +/- 3
Matched double clad Passive fiber: IXF-2CF-PAS-6-130-0.17-RAD

6 µm core diameter

Rad Hard Space Grade

IXF-2CF-EY-PM-6-130-LNF-RAD

6 µm core diameter

Rad Hard Space Grade

 

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Core NA: 0.19 +/- 0.02
Cladding diameter flat/flat (µm): 125 +/- 3

6 µm core diameter

Rad Hard Space Grade

 

IXF-2CF-EY-O-12-130-RAD

12 µm core diameter

Rad Hard Space Grade

Third generation

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Core NA: 0.19 +/- 0.02
Cladding diameter flat/flat (µm): 125 +/- 3
Matched double clad Passive fiber: IXF-2CF-PAS-12-130-0.17-RAD

12 µm core diameter

Rad Hard Space Grade

Third generation

IXF-2CF-EY-PM-12-130-RAD

12 µm core diameter

Rad Hard Space Grade

Third generation

More infos
Core NA: 0.19 +/- 0.02
Cladding diameter flat/flat (µm): 125 +/- 3
Matched double clad Passive fiber: IXF-2CF-PAS-PM-12-130-0.17-RAD

12 µm core diameter

Rad Hard Space Grade

Third generation