Industries and Applications

OFS works with customers to understand your needs and how you use fiber optics. Let us engineer a fiber optic solution for your application.

We grouped many of our products according to industry to better help you find what you need. If your particular application is not listed here, contact us, or browse our product catalog.

  • Telecommunications specialty fiber applications in building EDFAs, dispersion compensation, and amplification—long haul applications in standard transmission and connectivity are served by our sister division
     
  • Medical grade fibers, cable and assemblies used in sensing, surgical procedures, and communications between devices and control and analysis equipment within sensitive environments such as MRI and radiation suites
     
  • General Industry factory environments and secure installations
     
  • Commercial Laser encompassing fiber laser and amplifier components for micro
    and macro applications 
     
  • Government, Aerospace and Defense also encompasses navigation systems, payout applications and in-flight entertainment
     
  • Mass Transit and Transportation Hubs terminal-based and en route transportation applications, navigation, and RoHS, REACH, and Low Smoke Zero Halogen compliance
     
  • Windpower connections within and between towers and the central operations center
     
  • Solar specific fiber optic needs in solar voltaic farms
     
  • Oil & Gas down-hole well applications, Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS)
     
  • Fiber Sensing all forms of detection with optical fiber, Fiber Bragg Grating-based solutions
     
  •   Temperature Range Chemical Resistance Abrasion Resistance Radiation Resistance UV Resistance Flame Retardance
    Material            
    PFA -200 to 260 °C Excellent Very Good Good Excellent Excellent
    FEP -100 to 200 °C Excellent Very Good Good Excellent Excellent
    ETFE -125 to 150 °C Excellent Excellent Very Good Excellent Excellent
    PVDF -50 to 150 °C Excellent Excellent Very Good Very Good Excellent
    PEEK -55 to 240 °C Excellent Excellent Good N/R Excellent
    Thermoplastic Elastomer -50 to 120 °C Good Good N/R Excellent Very Good
    PVC -40 to 105 °C N/R N/R N/R N/R Very Good
    Nylon -65 to 105 °C N/R Very Good N/R N/R N/R

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