“Above The Rest” GL16 End Face Geometry Interferometer Fiber Core Dip Multi Fiber GL Parameters

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Thorlabs Acquires Fiber Optic Product Line from Norland Products

Email me and I will provide you with the contact info.  I am still supporting my Customers.  Most of the Norland Products Interferometry employees moved with the Sale.  Neal Wagman and Dan Beerbohm are at Thorlabs now.  Again, email me and I will help you get in touch.

Thorlabs will NOT be continuing the Centroc Tuners for eccentricity and concentricity measurements.  I have alternative solutions for those applications.  If you need more Interferometry help let me know. I have access to Thorlabs and other good choices. 

“Above The Rest”

The GL16 – All in One Interferometer

End Face Geometry Fiber Core Dip Geometry Limit Parameters Interferometer Coplanarity

The GL16 features versatile End Face Geometry Fiber Core Dip Geometry Limit Parameters Interferometer measurements.  Hence, the GL16 uses the latest technology in precision optics, high-speed cameras, programming, and touch screen display.

Furthermore, this instrument designed as the ultimate tool for analyzing the end face geometry of single and multi-fiber connectors.  Also, this includes support for recent industry developments such as 16 and 32 fiber MT product and Geometry Limit parameters.  Also, Geometry Limit Parameters, Coplanarity, and Fiber Tip Spherical Radius.

In addition, the Thorlabs GL16 End Face Geometry Fiber Core Dip Geometry Limit Parameters system achieves accuracy, repeatability, and reliability.  Most importantly, the GL16 is easy to use.  The GL16 Interferometer far exceeds the requirements of the industry for this type of quality control instrument.

Most noteworthy, everything has been fully automated in this compact system. All electronics and software for calculation and control contained within the instrument.  Hence, an external computer system is no longer required.  As a result, the internal Linux operating system doesn’t need constant updates or virus protection software.  As a result, a much more stable and reliable system.

End Face Geometry Interferometer Apex Offset Fiber Core Dip Array Fiber Geometry Limit parameters

Also, Thorlabs is using the latest technology in precision optics, high-speed cameras, programming, and touch screen display.  Hence, the GL16 AiO End Face Geometry Fiber Core Dip Geometry Limit Parameters Interferometer.  Additionally, this instrument is the ultimate tool for analyzing the end face geometry of single and multi-fiber connectors. Consequently, the GL16 includes support for recent industry developments such as 16 and 32 fiber MT product and Geometry Limit parameters. Therefore, the Thorlabs GL16 End Face Geometry Fiber Core Dip Geometry Limit Parameters system achieves accuracy, repeatability, reliability, and ease of use that far exceeds the requirements of the industry for this type of quality control instrument.

As a result, everything is fully automated in this End Face Geometry Interferometer Apex Offset Fiber Core Dip compact system. Therefore, all electronics and software for calculation and control contained within the instrument. Thus, an external computer system is no longer required.  As a result the internal Linux operating system doesn’t need constant updates or virus protection software.  As a result, a much more stable and reliable system.  The GL16 End Face Geometry Fiber Core Dip Geometry Limit Parameters Interferometric Scope features End Face Geometry Fiber Core Dip Geometry Limit Parameters Interferometer IEC requirements.

End Face Geometry Fiber Core Dip Coplanarity Geometry Limit Parameters Fiber Height Apex Offset ROC

Additionally, an Ethernet connection is available for access to the system measurement data as well as for remote diagnosis and software updates.  Consequently, a USB 3.0 port allows for an external mouse, keyboard, or barcode scanner use. Especially relevant, there are no operator adjustments necessary or knowledge of interferometry needed.  Most significant, NIST traceable standards confirm calibration of magnification and tilt stage operation ensuring accuracy of all measurements. Finally, our patented True Angle™ connector mounts with integral aperture plate and pins allow easy insertion of the connectors into the mount for accuracy.  As a result, surface angle results provide high accuracy as well

GL16 Multi Fiber – AiO Interferometer

End Face Geometry Interferometer Apex Offset Fiber Core Dip Coplanarity Fiber Tip Spherical Radius (RF)

Features: • Fully automated interferometric system for analyzing multifiber array fiber and single fiber connectors
• Non-contact closed-loop piezo Scanning White Light Interferometry (SWLI) measurement
• Compliant with Industry Specifications for measurement process and Pass/Fail determination
• Embedded computer system with Linux OS
• Browser-based application supporting local (using a front panel 7” touch screen display) and remote (via Ethernet connection) operation
• High-resolution, high-speed camera for fast, accurate, and repeatable measurements
• Software-controlled tilt stage (for toggling between 0 and 8-degree angle)

 

 

More Features:

• NIST traceable standards for calibration of system magnification and tilt stage
• No focusing required prior to scanning
• Analyze up to 72 fibers in one scan
• Supports 16/32 fiber MT product
• Measures MT-12 connector within 8 seconds
• Concise measurement result display, showing only which end face parameters, if any, have not passed
• Full scan information available on screen, as export to CSV file, in SQL database, or as a scan report
• 3D graphical representation of end face
• No vibration damping table required

 

End Face Geometry Interferometer Apex Offset Measurements Fiber Core Dip

Screen Shots from GL16 AiO

SF 12 Fiber Scan Completed with PASS

 

Norland Interferometer GL16 MT Fiber

End Face Geometry Interferometer Apex Offset Measurements Fiber Core Dip

 

MT 12 Scan PASS Parameter Results

 

Norland Interferometer GL16 MT

End Face Geometry Interferometer Apex Offset Measurements Fiber Core Dip

 

MT 72 Fiber Live View Before Scan

 

MT Interferometer GL16 Norland Products

End Face Geometry Interferometer Apex Offset Measurements Fiber Core Dip

 

MT 12 Fiber Live View Before Scan

 

MT 12 Fiber Array Interferometer

End Face Geometry Interferometer Apex Offset Measurements Fiber Core Dip

 

MT 72 Scan FAIL Parameter Results

 

MT Fiber Interferometer GL16

End Face Geometry Interferometer Apex Offset Measurements Fiber Core Dip

 

GL16 – AiO Specifications: 

Optical resolution:   2.2 microns 

Field of View:   4.2mm wide by 2.4mm high

Scan range:  80 microns

Instrument Dimensions (W x H x D): 10 in x 11 in x 18 in 

Power Requirements: 120/240VAC, 50/60 Hz @ 1A

Weight:  23 lbs

Total Measurement Time (Single-fiber):  3 seconds typical

Total Measurement Time (Multifiber):  8 seconds typical

Measurement Performance:     

Measured Parameter Range Measurement Specifications
Repeatability* Reproducibility**
Radius of Curvature 3.0 to flat (mm) 0.15% 0.3%
Single
Fiber
Apex Offset 0 to 500 (µm) 0.3µm 0.7µm
Fiber Height -35 to 35 (µm) 1.0nm 2.0nm
Polish Angle 0 & 8 +/-0.5 (deg) 0.002° 0.015°
Key Error -90 to +90 (deg) 0.002° 0.03°
Multi-Fiber Fiber Height 0 to 35 (µm) 0.005µm 0.01µm
Ferrule Surface Angle (X/Y) 0 to 0.5 (deg) 0.001° 0.01°
Minus Coplanarity 0 to 35 (µm) 0.003µm 0.005µm
* Repeatability – product undisturbed for 50 consecutive measurements – 1 sigma values
** Reproducibility – product reinserted for 50 consecutive measurements – 1 sigma values

 

West Coast Coverage Support for (Prior Sales)

Supported by Frank Bertotti
Manufacturer’s Representative (FiberRep)
FiberRep … Knowledge, Service & Support!
805-748-7790
fjb@bertotti.org

Thorlabs Acquires Fiber Optic Product Line from Norland Products

Newton, NJ – October 25, 2018 –Thorlabs announced today that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire the Fiber Optic Portfolio of Norland Products Inc. and has made the GL16 All-in-One Interferometer and CC6000 portable Interferometer available for purchase through its website. Headquartered in Cranbury, New Jersey, Norland is a global leader in the development of high-performance UV curing adhesives and interferometric test equipment for the fiber optic industry as well as a distributor of high-purity fish gelatin and fish collagen used in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

The Norland products will be incorporated into Thorlabs’ existing Vytran® business unit, a 20,000 square foot facility located in Morganville, New Jersey. The Vytran team designs and manufactures an array of products geared towards high-volume optical fiber processing and assembly, including high-precision fusion splicers, cleavers, recoaters, and proof testers. Their technologies are utilized in a broad range of precision applications ranging from telecommunications and medical components to fiber lasers and sensing systems.

“We are excited to add the Norland fiber products to our portfolio,” said Alex Cable, President, and Founder of Thorlabs. “The product offering is a natural extension to our Vytran® fiber processing competencies, allowing us to provide more sophisticated and automated solutions to address the various inspection needs that arise on the factory floor.”

“The integration of Norland Products’ Fiber Optic product line into Thorlabs’ portfolio is a perfect fit,” said Tim Norland, President of Norland Products Inc. “I’m sure Thorlabs will continue to advance and improve the technology behind Norland’s Fiber Optic Test Equipment so that they can meet their customers’ needs now and in the future.”

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