PCF

Polymer Cladded Fiber

Polymer cladded fibers (PCF) are characterized by their ruggedness, straightforward assembly, and a longer link length in comparison to POF (polymer optical fibers).

Your advantages at a glance

  • Over 20 years of experience in the manufacture of cables and assemblies with PCF, plus extensive application-specific know-how
  • Higher bandwidth than POF
  • Lower attenuation than POF
  • Fast, straightforward assembly technology
  • Can be assembled in the field (prior experience is useful but not required)
  • We can also supply the corresponding toolkits
  • Superior stability: rugged, flexible, resistant to ageing, low degree of influence from temperature and humidity
  • Compatible transmitter elements: LEDs, laser diodes, VCSELs, RCLEDs
  • With the changeover to PCF, existing POF systems can cover longer distances without needing to replace transmitters/receivers

Range of products and services

Product portfolio

  • Link lengths up to 500 m, up to 4 km with suitable active components
  • Temperature range: –40 °C to +125 °C, the cable design may limit the usable range
  • Bandwidth-length product: >20 MHz × km
    @ 850 nm (underfilled launch)
  • Attenuation: <8 dB/km @ 850 nm
  • Very broad spectrum of cable types
  • Assembly with all standard connector types
  • Tools for field assembly

Product properties

LEONI employs a fiber with a NA of 0.37 as its standard PCF, which exhibits especially low attenuation at 650 and 850 nm. The low attenuation means distances of up to 500 m can be covered in
systems designed for POF with 650 nm, while up to 4 km can be covered in systems with 850 nm.

Ordering options

  • Connector and assembly options for indoor and outdoor use
  • Suitable for use with drag chains
  • Media resistance
  • Flame-retardant
  • Pre-assembled
  • Halogen-free with UL approval
  • Profinet
  • Buffer tube colors for multicore PCF cables
  • Buffered fibers with printed identification

Further information

Worldwide, various product designations for these PCFs, such as PCS, HPCS or HCS, are now established, although these fibers differ in detail – and especially in terms of cleavability. We guarantee stable and reproducible cleavability with our PCFs.


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Please contact us for further information. We look forward to your inquiry.

Europe, Africa, and Asia (excl. China)
Phone +49 36764-81-100
Email fiber-optics@leoni.com

China
Phone +86 519-8988-7783
Email fo-china@leoni.com 

North and South America
Phone +1 757-258-4805
Email contact@leonifo.com

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