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l         Mates with popular SMA, FC or APC connectors

l         Simplifies collimation of output of single mode fiber

l         Collimated beam diameters range from 0.7-3.55mm

l         Models aligned at 405nm, 543nm, 633nm, 1064nm, 1310nm and 1550nm

 

1. SMA Collimation/Coupling Packages

 

Features:

 

l   Fiber Collimation for Single Mode Patch Cables with SMA Connectors

l   Popular SMA Connectors

l   Each Collimation Package is Factory Aligned

l   Simplifies Free-Space Laser to Fiber Coupling

 

These fiber collimation packages are pre-aligned to collimate light from an SMA connectorized fiber with diffraction-limited performance. Because these fiber collimators have no movable parts, they are compact and not susceptible to misalignment. Due to chromatic aberration, the effective focal length (EFL) of the aspheric lens is wavelength-dependent. As a result these collimators will only perform optimally at the design wavelength. The aspheric lens is factory-aligned so that it is one wavelength-adjusted focal length away from the fiber tip when inserted into the collimator. In addition, the aspheric lens has an AR coating that minimizes surface reflections.

 

These packages can also be used to couple a free-space laser beam into an optical fiber. To obtain a high coupling efficiency, the NA of the patch cable needs to be greater than or equal to the NA of the collimator, and the diameter of the focused beam needs to be smaller than the MFD/core of the fiber. Please refer to the Specs tab for suggested mounting adapters.

 

Technical Specifications:

 

ITEM #

Alignment
Wavelengtha

AR Coating
(nm)

Lens
Material

Db
(mm)

Θc

f
(mm)

Suggested
Adapter

SF671SMA-405

405 nm

395 - 415 (405)

ECO-550

0.7

0.041

4.02

AD11F

SF230SMA-A

543 nm

350 - 700 (A)

S-NPH1

0.8

0.049

4.34

AD11F

SF240SMA-A

543 nm

350 - 700 (A)

S-LAL13

1.5

0.027

7.86

AD12F

SF220SMA-A

543 nm

350 - 700 (A)

D-K59

2.0

0.020

10.90

AD11F

SF260SMA-A

543 nm

400 - 600 (A)

ECO-550

2.8

0.014

15.01

AD11F

SF280SMA-A

543 nm

400 - 600 (A)

ECO-550

3.3

0.012

18.07

AD11F

SF230SMA-B

633 nm

650 - 1050 (B)

S-NPH1

0.8

0.056

4.43

AD11F

SF240SMA-B

633 nm

650 - 1050 (B)

S-LAL13

1.5

0.031

7.93

AD12F

SF220SMA-B

633 nm

650 - 1050 (B)

D-K59

2.1

0.022

10.99

AD11F

SF260SMA-B

633 nm

600 - 1050 (B)

ECO-550

2.8

0.016

15.15

AD11F

SF280SMA-B

633 nm

600 - 1050 (B)

ECO-550

3.4

0.015

18.24

AD11F

SF220SMA-1064

1064 nm

1050 - 1075 (1064)

ECO-550

2.4

0.032

11.17

AD11F

SF230SMA-C

1310 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

S-NPH1

0.8

0.114

4.64

AD11F

SF240SMA-C

1310 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

S-LAL13

1.5

0.065

8.13

AD12F

SF220SMA-C

1310 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

D-K59

2.0

0.047

11.23

AD11F

SF260SMA-C

1310 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

ECO-550

2.8

0.034

15.52

AD11F

SF280SMA-C

1310 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

ECO-550

3.4

0.028

18.67

AD11F

SF230SMA-1550

1550 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

S-NPH1

0.9

0.128

4.67

AD11F

SF240SMA-1550

1550 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

S-LAL13

1.6

0.073

8.18

AD12F

SF220SMA-1550

1550 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

D-K59

2.1

0.053

11.29

AD11F

SF260SMA-1550

1550 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

ECO-550

3.0

0.038

15.58

AD11F

SF280SMA-1550

1550 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

ECO-550

3.6

0.032

18.75

AD11F

a For optimal collimation, these packages should be used at the alignment wavelength. For some applications, they may also be used within the AR coating range. Contact Tech Support for custom-alignment packages.

b Collimated Beam Diameter: Theoretical 1/(e2) diameter @ 1 focal length from lens; fibers: 460HP (-A), SM600 (-B), SMF-28e (-C)

c Measured beam full angle of divergence; fibers: 460HP (-A), SM600 (-B), SMF-28e (-C), S405 (-405)

 

 

2. FC/APC Collimation/Coupling Packages

 

Features:

 

l         Fiber Collimation

l         Popular FC/APC Connectors

l         Each Collimation Package is Factory Aligned

l         Simplifies Free-Space Laser to Fiber Coupling

l         Simplifies Fiber Coupled Detection Systems

 

The SF240APC, SF260APC, SF280APC, and SF671APC Series of fiber collimation packages are pre-aligned to collimate a laser beam propagating from the tip of an FC/APC (2.1 mm wide key compatible) connectorized fiber with diffraction-limited performance at the design wavelength. The receptacle of the housing is angled, and the beam is aligned with the mechanical axis of the package, as shown in the schematic above. Because the F200-Series fiber collimators have no movable parts, they are compact and not susceptible to misalignment. Due to chromatic aberration, the effective focal length (EFL) of the aspheric lens is wavelength-dependent. As a result, these collimators will only perform optimally at the design wavelength. The aspheric lens is factory-aligned so that it is one focal length away from the fiber tip when inserted into the collimator. This distance is equal to the focal length of the aspheric lens at the design wavelength. In addition, the aspheric lens has an AR coating that minimizes surface reflections.

 

These packages can be used to couple a free-space laser beam into  an optical fiber. To obtain a high coupling efficiency, the NA of the patch cable needs  to be greater than or equal to the NA of the  collimator, and the diameter of the focused beam needs to be smaller than the MFD of the fiber.  Please  refer to the Technical Specs for suggested mounting adapters.

 

The FC/APC conectorized collimation packages are ideal for systems that are sensitive to back reflections. APC-Style connectors utilize a ferrule that has an 8 end face, and in conjunction with an ultra PC polish, provide a return loss Greater than 60 dB.

 

We also offer a line of adjustable collimation packages called FiberPorts that are well suited for a wide range of wavelengths. These are ideal solutions for adjustable, compact fiber couplers. For other collimation and coupling options, please contact us.

 

Technical Specifications:

ITEM #

Alignment
Wavelengths

AR Coating
(nm)

Lens
Material

Db
(mm)

Θc

f
(mm)

Suggested
Adapter

SF671APC-405

405 nm

395 - 415 (405)

ECO-550

0.7

0.041

4.02

AD11F

SF240APC-A

543 nm

350 - 700 (A)

S-LAL13

1.5

0.027

7.86

AD12F

SF260APC-A

543 nm

400 - 600 (A)

ECO-550

2.8

0.014

15.01

AD11F

SF280APC-A

543 nm

400 - 600 (A)

ECO-550

3.3

0.012

18.07

AD11F

SF240APC-B

635 nm

650 - 1050 (B)

S-LAL13

1.5

0.031

7.93

AD12F

SF260APC-B

635 nm

600 - 1050 (B)

ECO-550

2.8

0.016

15.15

AD11F

SF280APC-B

635 nm

600 - 1050 (B)

ECO-550

3.4

0.014

18.24

AD11F

SF220APC-1064

1064 nm

1050 - 1075 (1064)

ECO-550

2.4

0.032

11.17

AD11F

SF240APC-C

1310 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

S-LAL13

1.5

0.065

8.13

AD11F

SF260APC-C

1310 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

ECO-550

2.8

0.034

15.52

AD11F

SF280APC-C

1310 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

ECO-550

3.4

0.028

18.67

AD11F

SF240APC-1550

1550 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

S-LAL13

1.6

0.073

8.18

AD12F

SF260APC-1550

1550 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

ECO-550

3.0

0.038

15.58

AD11F

SF280APC-1550

1550 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

ECO-550

3.6

0.032

18.75

AD11F

 

a For optimal collimation, these packages should be used at the alignment wavelength. For some applications, they may also be used within the AR coating range. Contact Tech Support.

b Collimated Beam Diameter: Theoretical 1/(e2) diameter @ 1 focal length from lens; fibers: SMF-28 (-C & -1550)

c Measured beam full angle of divergence; fibers: SMF-28e+ (-C & -1550), S405 (-405)

 

 

 

3. FC/PC Collimation/Coupling Packages

 

Features

 

l         Fiber Collimation Popular FC/PC Connectors

l         Each Collimation Package is Factory Aligned

l         Simplifies Free-Space Laser to Fiber Coupling

l         Simplifies Fiber Coupled Detection Systems

 

The SF220FC, SF230FC, SF240FC, SF260FC, SF280FC, and SF671FC Series of fiber collimation packages are pre-aligned to collimate a laser beam propagating from the tip of an FC/PC (2.1 mm wide key compatible) connectorized fiber with diffraction-limited performance. Because the F200-Series fiber collimators have no movable parts, they are compact and not susceptible to misalignment. Due to chromatic aberration, the effective focal length (EFL) of the aspheric lens is wavelength-dependent. As a result, these collimators will only perform optimally at the design wavelength. The aspheric lens is factory-aligned so that it is one focal length away from the fiber tip when inserted into the collimator. This distance is equal to the focal length of the aspheric lens at the design wavelength. In addition, the aspheric lens has an AR coating that minimizes surface reflections.

 

These packages can be used to couple a free-space laser beam into an optical fiber. To obtain a high coupling efficiency, the NA of the patch cable needs to be greater than or equal to the NA of the collimator, and the diameter of the focused beam needs to be smaller than the MFD of the fiber. Please refer to the Specs tab for suggested mounting adapters.

 

We also offer a line of adjustable collimation packages called Fiber Ports that are well suited for a wide range of wavelengths. These are ideal solutions for adjustable, compact fiber couplers. For other collimation and coupling options, please contact our technical support group.

 

  Technical Specifications:

ITEM #

Alignment
Wavelength a

AR Coating
(nm)

Lens
Material

Db
(mm)

Θc

f
(mm)

Suggested
Adapter

SF671FC-405

405 nm

395 - 415 (405)

ECO-550

0.7

0.041

4.02

AD11F

SF230FC-A

543 nm

350 - 700 (A)

S-NPH1

0.8

0.049

4.34

AD11F

SF240FC-A

543 nm

350 - 700 (A)

S-LAL13

1.5

0.027

7.86

AD12F

SF220FC-A

543 nm

350 - 700 (A)

D-K59

2

0.020

10.9

AD11F

SF260FC-A

543 nm

400 - 600 (B)

ECO-550

2.8

0.014

15.01

AD11F

SF280FC-A

543 nm

400 - 600 (B)

ECO-550

3.3

0.012

18.07

AD11F

SF230FC-B

633 nm

650 - 1050 (B)

S-NPH1

0.8

0.056

4.43

AD11F

SF240FC-B

633 nm

650 - 1050 (B)

S-LAL13

1.5

0.031

7.93

AD12F

SF220FC-B

633 nm

650 - 1050 (B)

D-K59

2.1

0.022

10.99

AD11F

SF260FC-B

633 nm

600 - 1050 (B)

ECO-550

2.8

0.016

15.15

AD11F

SF280FC-B

633 nm

600 - 1050 (B)

ECO-550

3.4

0.014

18.24

AD11F

SF220FC-1064

1064 nm

1050 - 1075 (1064)

ECO-550

2.4

0.032

11.17

AD11F

SF230FC-C

1310 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

S-NPH1

0.8

0.114

4.64

AD11F

SF240FC-C

1310 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

S-LAL13

1.5

0.065

8.13

AD12F

SF220FC-C

1310 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

D-K59

2

0.047

11.23

AD11F

SF260FC-C

1310 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

ECO-550

2.8

0.034

15.52

AD11F

SF280FC-C

1310 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

ECO-550

3.4

0.028

18.67

AD11F

SF230FC-1550

1550 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

S-NPH1

0.9

0.128

4.67

AD11F

SF240FC-1550

1550 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

S-LAL13

1.6

0.073

8.18

AD12F

SF220FC-1550

1550 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

D-K59

2.1

0.053

11.29

AD11F

SF260FC-1550

1550 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

ECO-550

3

0.038

15.58

AD11F

SF280FC-1550

1550 nm

1050 - 1620 (C)

ECO-550

3.6

0.032

18.75

AD11F

a For optimal collimation these packages should be used at the alignment wavelength. For some applications they may also be used within the AR coating range. Contact us for custom alignment packages.

b Collimated Beam Diameter: Theoretical 1/(e2) diameter @ 1 focal length from lens; fibers: 460HP (-A), SM600 (-B), SMF-28e (-C & -1550)

c Measured beam full angle of divergence; fibers: 460HP (-A), SM600 (-B), SMF-28e+ (-C & -1550), S405 (-405)

 

4. Refocusing & Collimating Fiber/Lens Objectives at 10.6um

 

Features

Compatible with SMA-terminated fiber cables

NA=0.35, Pupil diameter 14 mm

Refocusing or collimating design

 

Applications

Focusing of collimated beam into fiber

Collimation of output beam from fiber

Fiber end imagination to detector / emitter element

 

Technical parameters

Z-translation stage adjustable in 5 mm range Lens parameters

ZnSe or Ge - on request

15 mm; f = 20 mm or 10 mm - on request

AR - coating for 3-5.5μm or 8-12μm - on request

 

Drawings

 

  Collimating Coupler                                                      Refocusing objective 

1-Case;  2- Lens;  3- Z-translation stage;  4- SMA-Adaptor

 

5. Technical References

 

1) Theoretical Approximation of the Divergence Angle:

 

The divergence angle listed in the specifications table above is the measured beam divergence angle when using the fiber collimator at its design wavelength with the specific fiber denoted in the specifications table footnote. This divergence angle is easy to approximate theoretically using the formula shown below as long as the light emerging from the fiber has a Gaussian intensity profile. This works well for single mode fibers, but will underestimate the divergence angle for multimode fibers where the light emerging from the fiber has a non-Gaussian intensity profile.

 

The divergence angle (in Degrees)

   θ (D/f)(180/3.1415927) 

where D and f must be in the same units. θ  is Divergence Angle, D is Mode-Field Diameter (MFD) and  f is Focal Length of Collimator

 

Example Calculation:

When the SF220SMA-A collimator is used to collimate 515 nm light emerging from a 460HP fiber with a mode field diameter (D) of 3.5 m and a focal length (f) of approximately 11.0 mm (not exact since the design wavelength is 543 nm), the divergence angle is approximately given by

 

θ ≈ (0.0035 mm / 11.0 mm) x (180 / 3.1416) ≈ 0.018.

 

When the beam divergence angle was measured for the SF220SMA-A collimator a 460HP fiber was used with 543 nm light. The result was a divergence angle of 0.018.

 

2) Optical Coating:

 

  

3) Collimation Package Selection Guide:

 

We offer several different families of collimation packages, which are summarized in the table below. Our selection of fixed fiber collimators include packages with aspheric lenses, which mate with SMA and FC connector. For larger beams, our air-spaced doublet collimators are ideal.

 

Family

Brief Description

Fixed FC or SMA Fiber Collimators

These collimators are designed to couple a free-space laser beam into an optical fiber. Each collimation package is factory aligned to provide diffraction-limited performance at one of six wavelengths: 405, 543, 633, 1064, 1310, or 1550 nm. Although it is possible to use the collimator at detuned wavelengths, they will only perform optimally at the design wavelength due to chromatic aberration, which causes the effective focal length of the spheric lens to have a wavelength dependence.

Low Divergence Collimators

For large beam diameters (6.6 - 8.5 mm), we offer FC/PC, SMA, and FC/APC air-spaced doublet collimators. These collimation packages are pre-aligned at the factory to collimate a laser beam propagating from the tip of an FC or SMA conectorized fiber and provide diffraction-limited performance at the design wavelength.

Adjustable Fiber Collimators

These snap-on collimators are designed to connect onto the end of an FC/PC or FC/APC connector and contain an AR-coated aspheric lens. The distance between the aspheric lens and the tip of the FC-terminated fiber can be adjusted to compensate for focal length changes or to recollimate the beam at the wavelength and distance of interest.

Pigtailed Collimators

Our pigtailed collimators come with one meter of either single mode or multimode fiber, have the fiber and AR-coated aspheric lens rigidly potted inside the stainless steel housing, and are collimated at one of five wavelengths: 532, 1030, 1064, 1310, or 1550 nm. Although it is possible to use the collimator at any wavelength within the coating range, the coupling loss will increase as the wavelength is detuned from the design wavelength.

GRIN Fiber Collimators

We offer four gradient index (GRIN) fiber collimators that are aligned for either 1310 nm or 1550 nm and have either FC connectorized or unterminated fibers. Our GRIN collimators feature a 1.8 mm clear aperture, are AR-coated to ensure low back reflection into the fiber, and are coupled to standard Corning SMF-28 single mode fibers.

GRIN Lenses

These graded-index (GRIN) lenses are AR coated for applications at 1300 or 1560 nm that require light to propagate through one fiber, then through a free-space optical system, and finally back into another fiber. They are also useful for coupling light from laser diodes into fibers, coupling the output of a fiber into a detector, or collimating laser light.

Pigtailed Ferrules

Our pigtailed ferrules have broadband AR coatings centered at either 1310 nm or 1550 nm and are available with either a 0o or 8o angled face. These pigtailed ferrules include 1.5 meters of SMF-28e fiber.

FiberPorts

These new compact, ultra-stable FiberPort micropositioners provide an easy-to-use, stable platform for coupling light into and out of FC/PC, FC/APC, or SMA terminated optical fibers. It can be used with single mode, multimode, or PM fibers and can be mounted onto a post, stage, platform, or laser. The built-in aspheric lens is available with three different AR coatings and has five degrees of alignment freedom (3 translational and 2 rotational). The compact size and long-term alignment stability make the FiberPort an ideal solution for fiber coupling, collimation, or incorporation into OEM systems.

 

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