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  • QP230-2-XSR Patch Cords

Extreme Solarization Resistant Fibers

Lead Time: 3 weeks

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Product Details

Our premium-grade optical fiber assemblies are durable, high-quality patch cords that deliver uniform results with minimal signal variance. Premium-grade patch cords act as both illumination and read fibers and connect easily to Ocean Insight spectrometers, light sources and sampling accessories.

UV radiation <300 nm degrades signal transmission in standard silica fibers, resulting in solarization (increased light absorption in the UV that can invalidate measurements). Solarization-resistant fiber assemblies use polyimide or aluminum buffers that mitigate the effects of UV degradation.


Product Overview

  • Resistance to UV effects -- polyimide or aluminum buffers mitigate UV transmission degradation
  • Jacketing options -- stainless steel BX
  • Variety -- assemblies available in different core diameters and lengths; custom options also available
  • Convenient handling -- precision SMA 905 connectors with extra-long knurled ferrules for easy manipulation
  • Robust -- great for field and industrial use, or other rough handling environments

Attenuation Curve for XSR Fiber

Attentuation curve XSR fiber.jpg


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Wavelength Range:
180nm - 800nm
Fiber Core Size:
115 µm
230 µm
450 µm
600 µm
.25 m
1 m
2 m
Stainless steel BX
Buffer Materials:
Cladding OD:
125 µm
250 µm
500 µm
660 µm
Cladding OD Tolerance:
± 13 µm
± 25 µm
± 33 µm
± 6 µm
SMA 905
Fiber Core Size Tolerance:
± 12 μm
± 22 μm
± 30 μm
± 6 μm
Long Term Bend Radius:
24 cm
4 cm
8 cm
Maximum OD:
1300 µm
1700 µm
230 µm
380 µm
Maximum OD Tolerance:
± 100 µm
± 20 µm
± 200 µm
Primary Buffer OD:
150 µm
300 µm
580 µm
800 µm
Primary Buffer OD Tolerance:
± 5 µm
Short Term Bend Radius:
12 cm
2 cm
4 cm


Operating Temperature:
-50 to 80 °C

Measurement techniques


app note: quantifying protein concentration

app note: spectroscopy of sports drinks

app note: transmission characteristics of sunglasses