Fibre optics enable light signals to be split or combined

21st October 2015
Nat Bowers


Suited for sensor applications and precise triggering, OMC offers a range of ‘Spider’ fibre optic cable assemblies which can split an optical signal from a single source into several outputs as well as combine multiple inputs onto a single output fibre.

Previously, designers have been forced to use beam splitters for this purpose, but these can be expensive as well as complex to set up. OMC’s ‘Spider’ fibre optic assemblies, however, are rugged, reliable and much more cost effective. Perhaps the most important feature is that the spider assemblies can be manufactured to suit the customer’s application, with customer-specific lengths, connectors and numbers of input/output channels.

William Heath, Commercial Director, OMC, commented: “We are known as the optoelectronics problem solvers, so when we were approached by two companies, one which needed to combine several high output sources of various wavelengths for a sensor application, and the other which was looking at simultaneously triggering multiple receivers from a single source, we were immediately able to adapt our core technologies to provide a simple, effective solution.”

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