Sometimes off-the-shelf just doesn't cut it.  At Gulf, we're ready to help our customers find the exact solution they need to fit their application.  We work with wide variety of fibers, connectors and sheathing options, which means whether you're driven by cost or performance, we've got a solution for you.  Our design engineering team can help define your requirements, develop documentation, and select the best materials.  Unlike many of our competitors, we're happy to tackle low-volume and development projects.

Length options:

    - 40mm to 40m (including connectors, tip-to-tip)
    - Plus or minus 0.1m standard tolerance unless    specified
    - Longer & shorter assemblies available upon request

Fiber types available:

    - Borosilicate fiber - 30 or 50um diameter (0.55 or 0.62 NA)
      ~380-2000nm transmission range
      ~Ideal for bundles & low-cost applications
    - Silica/silica fiber - 50, 100, 200, 400, 600, 800, 1000um core (0.22 NA)
      ~UV/VIS (300-1100nm)or VIS/NIR (400-2500nm) wavelengths
      ~polyimide buffer on 50-800um fiber
      ~acrylate buffer on 1000um fiber
    - Single mode fibers 
    - Plastic/Polymer fiber available - large core, high NA
    - Metal-coated fibers available - aluminum, gold

Termination/Connector options:

    ST - keyed with alignment pins, quick release (no threads); telecom
    FC - keyed with alignment pins, but threaded; telecom
    SMA 905 - the standard for fiberoptic spectrometers
      ~standard or enhanced styles
      ~PEEK (non-conductive, for magnetic environments)
      ~ceramic ferrule for tighter concentricity tolerance (laser & single mode fiber applications)
      ~micro EDM linear array of fibers
    Bare Fiber End - specify length to be exposed from jacket
      ~cleaved or polished end
      ~transition to jacket can be loose, potted with epoxy, or fixed with a connector (fiber protruding)
    Ferrules & probes
      ~1/4" & 1/8" diameter, 3" long stainless steel is standard
      ~custom diameters & lengths
      ~brass, copper, aluminum, PEEK, Delrin available (inquire about other materials)
      ~90 degree or other radial bend

Material options for furcation blocks, probes, and ferrules:

    Delrin - hard, machinable plastic, non-stick, black
    Teflon - softer than Delrin, higher temperature resistance, white
    PEEK - non conductive & non-corrosive - ideal for use in magnetic fields & corrosive environments
    Aluminum - lightweight, low-cost, & non-corrosive
    Stainless steel - corrosion-resistant, harder than aluminum or plastics

Jacket materials available:

    PVDF zip tube - low cost & flexible, but kinks are possible
    Silicone monocoil - crush resistant, will not kink, higher temperature
    Fully interlocked stainless steel BX - even higher temp & crush resistance; fiber protected from snapping (unlike fully expanded BX)
    Medical silicone sheath - FDA & food grade, autoclaveable if assembly is built with the proper process (please specify)
    Stay-put stainless steel interlock - fully interlocked, holds shape once bent
    PVC monocoil - crush resistant, but lower temperature range & no strength member
    Some jackets available in multiple colors - inquire for selection