OFS announced it is now offering multicore fibres for the medical market. OFS will showcase their multicore fibre for medical devices at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, during the BiOS Expo from January 28 through 29, 2023, and Photonics West Exhibition from January 31 through February 2, 2023.
OFS is an industry leader in medical optical fibres, delivering high-quality products and optimal performance for medical device manufacturers. OFS has developed and tested multicore fibre prototypes in both single-mode (SM) and multimode (MM) with cores ranging from 4 to 8 in quantity. The optical fibres can be coated with various biocompatible materials, such as a silicone primary layer and an ETFE buffer for high temperatures. OFS offers other coating options that may be suitable to optimise performance for customer-specific needs, such as OFS proprietary hard-clad polymer, HCS®.
Multicore fibre is an innovative approach to engineering fibre for power delivery in medical procedures. Adam Hokansson, Director, Optical Fiber & Sensor, says “We’re excited to explore how our multicore capability can improve product performance in existing medical applications and procedures, as well as enable single fibre-based approaches in new ones.”
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