AFL Showcasing Glass Processing and Fiber Technology at SPIE BiOS and Photonics West 2020

Spartanburg, SC – January 29, 2020 – AFL, an industry-leading manufacturer of fiber optic cable, equipment and accessories, is exhibiting at SPIE BiOS and Photonics West, showcasing its glass processing equipment, LDF cleavers and specialty optical fiber. Visit AFL at BiOS in booth #8019 and Photonics West in booth #3019 to see the following products
AFL’s new LZM-120A+ LAZERMaster™ Splicing System is a splicing, glass processing system and fiber ablation machine that uses a CO2 laser heat sources to perform splicing, tapering, lensing ablation and other glass shaping operations with glass diameters up to 2.3 mm. The splicing system can splice on endcaps and create ablated cladding mode stripping in one process. Demonstrations will be provided throughout both shows.

The new 500°C Metal-Coated Optical Fibers will also be showcased. The VHT500 single-mode and VHT5000 multimode fibers feature advanced glass chemistries for improved performance in hydrogen-rich environments, and excellent optical performance in permanent, long-term exposure to temperatures up to 500°C.

The Fujikura CT-105 LDF Cleaver cleaves fibers up to 1,250 μm and has the ability to provide both flat and angled cleaves using an automatic clamping system with programmable force. The color LCD shows cleaving progress and recommended insert size depending on fiber coating and cladding diameter, and the USB port allows for saving and storing cleaving programs to a PC or tablet.

Attend AFL’s poster presentation on Tuesday, February 4 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Moscone Center West, Level 3. Gongwen Zhu, applications engineer, will be presenting “High-Strength High-Efficiency Cladding Light Strippers with CO2 Laser Ablation.”

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About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications.
Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

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Michael Hetrick
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