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AFL Expands Product Offering for Biomedical and Fiber Laser
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4/7/2014
Spartanburg, SC AFL is continuing to advance the biomedical and fiber laser markets by addressing
the need for photonic technologies, early-stage product development and high-volume manufacturing.
With 30 years of experience in fiber optic technology, AFLs products including the LAZERMaster,
ARCMaster series of fusion splicers plus accessories, and its engineering services combine to bring
best-in-class technology and design concepts forward.
Developed and manufactured by AFL in conjunction with Fujikura Japan, AFLs LZM-100
LAZERMaster is the first commercially available glass processing and splicing system that uses a
CO2 laser heat source to perform splicing, adiabatic tapering, ball lensing, and other glass-shaping
operations. The LZM possesses large diameter capabilities up to 2.3 mm and long tapering
capabilities up to 150 mm. With the clean, deposit-free fiber surface, the LZM-100 provides consistent
results essential in biomedical and high power delivery systems.
Whether splicing similar fiber types or double clad LDF fibers for high power lasers, the
ARCMaster series of splicers provide multiple solutions. With State of the ARC technology, the
ARCMaster consists of a patent-pending split v-groove fiber clamping system that accommodates
optical fiber ranges from 60 to 2000 m for cladding or coating without changing v-grooves or fiber
clamps. The Plasma Zone fiber positioning system incorporates multiple fiber and electrode
positioning techniques to provide unprecedented versatility for splicing LDF, heat sensitive or small
diameter fibers.
AFL also provides custom engineering services for special splicing or fiber preparation applications
including custom hardware or software design, process improvement consultation, advanced splicer
training and maintenance service agreements. AFL also fabricates spliced components including
dissimilar fiber splicing, ball lens, tapers, TEC, combiners and MFAs.
With vertically integrated operations and manufacturing capabilities, AFL can meet evolving customer
requirements in highly technical markets. For more information on AFL, its products and services, visit
www.AFLglobal.com.
About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband,
communications, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining,
nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. The companys diverse product portfolio includes
fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors,
fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFLs service portfolio includes market-leading positions
with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside
plant, enterprise and wireless areas.
Celebrating its 30
th
anniversary, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and
reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has
operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is
headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For
more information, visit www.AFLglobal.com.
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