Plastic Optical Fiber


Berkshire Photonics offers Asahi Kasei’s high-performance plastic optical fiber. Made with a PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) core and a fluoropolymer clad, plastic optical fiber is rapidly becoming the smart, easy, and cost-effective option for use in applications ranging from data transmission to decorative lighting, with endless possibilities in between.

Product Features

Applications

Product Lineup

T-series

The T-series is a single core POF that offers the highest transmission performance of the Asahi Kasei plastic optical fiber products. It is often used in signal transmission applications.

Bare Fibers
        Fiber Diameter (mm) NA Minimum Bend Radius (mm) Notes
TB‐500 0.5 0.485 10                                 
TB‐750 0.75 0.485 10  
TB‐1000 1.0 0.485 20  
Jacketed Fibers
                               Fiber Diameter (mm) Jacket Diameter Jacket Material NA Minimum Bend Radius (mm) Notes
TC‐500 0.5 1.0 PE 0.485 20  
TC‐750 0.75 2.2 PE 0.485 25  
TC‐1000 1.0 2.2 PE 0.485 30 Also available with UL rated PVC Jacket, UL rated PE jacket, or LSZH PE jacket
TCN‐1000-15-23N 1.0 1.5/2.2 PA12 0.485 30 Compatible with MOST bus, PA12 first jacket and PA12 second Jacket, available with Green or Orange Jacket
Duplex Zipcord Cables
TC‐500W 0.5*2 1.5*2 PE 0.485 20  
TC‐750W 0.75*2 2.2*2 PE 0.485 25  
TC‐1000W 1.0*2 2.2* PE 0.485 30 Also available with UL rated PVC jacket, PA12 jacket, UL rated PE jacket, or White PE jacket
TCU‐1000W-60V 1.0*2 2.2*2/6.0 Flame-retardant PE/PVC 0.485 35 First Jacket Color Black, second Grey

D-series

The D-series is a versatile single core POF that can be used in a broad range of applications, some of these include: signal transmission, sensor guides, light guides, illumination, and decorative lighting.

Bare Fibers
        Fiber Diameter (mm) NA Minimum Bend Radius (mm) Notes
DB-175 0.175 0.5 8 .
DB‐400 0.4 0.5 8                                 
DB‐500 0.5 0.5 10  
DB‐750 0.75 0.5 10  
DB‐1000 1.0 0.5 20  
DB‐1500 1.5 0.5 30  
DB‐2000 2.0 0.5 40  
Jacketed Fibers
                               Fiber Diameter (mm) Jacket Diameter Jacket Material NA Minimum Bend Radius (mm) Notes
DC-265-10 0.265 1.0 PE 0.5 5 .
DC‐500 0.5 1.0 PE 0.5 20  
DC‐750 0.75 1.0 PE 0.5 25  
DC‐1000 1.0 2.2 PE 0.5 30  
DC‐1500-22 1.5 2.2 PE 0.5 35  
Duplex Zipcord Cables
DC‐500W-10 0.5*2 1.0*2 PE 0.5 20  
DC‐1000W 1.0*2 2.2*2 PE 0.5 30  

S-series

The S-series is a single core POF with enhanced bend insensitivity and low attenuation. It is often employed in applications relating to factory and automotive automation.

Jacketed Fibers
                               Fiber Diameter (mm) Jacket Diameter Jacket Material NA Minimum Bend Radius (mm) Notes
SC‐500 0.5 2.2 PE 0.6 20  
SHCN-500-10 0.5 1.0 PA12 0.6 20 Heat resistant to 105ºC
SHCN‐1000-15(02) 1.0 1.5 PA12 0.6 25 Heat resistant to 105ºC
SC‐1000 1.0 2.2 PE 0.6 20  
SHCN‐1000 1.0 2.2 PA12 0.6 20 Heat resistant to 105ºC

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