Stripping of single and ribbon optical fibers for connectorization, FBG writing, or medical device assembly is often achieved through mechanical, chemical, or heat-based methods. These methods risk ageing or abrading the underlying glass, reducing immediate or long-term failure modes. They are also dependent on operator skill, which may result in repeatability challenges during subsequent component assembly or re-coating.
OpTek’s LaserStrip™ production tools are built around technology that has been relied on in performance critical, volume production of optical fiber components since the mid 1990’s. Using a proprietary contact-free process, our benchtop and free-standing systems allow for rapid stripping of a variety of different coating materials with high positional accuracy and consistent finish quality. The improved results provided to our customers include higher yields, greater throughput, and improved positional accuracy.