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OFS Launches TrueLase™ Optical Fibers for Fiber Laser Applications

SOMERSET, N.J., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OFS, a leading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of innovative fiber laser components, today announced the launch of its new TrueLase™ Double Clad Optical Fibers for high power fiber laser applications.

These new OFS fibers are TrueLase Ytterbium Doped Cladding Pumped Fiber (Yb 20/400 LMA DCF) and TrueLase Passive Double Clad fiber (20/400 LMA DCF), both of which are matched for splice optimization and laser cavity efficiency.

"This new fiber family was designed to provide high clad absorption and fiber efficiency. Improved manufacturing processes also have resulted in tight core concentricity control, and uniform fiber properties across the draw. Those improvements translate into a reliable fiber laser solution for our customers," stated Dr. Thierry Taunay, Fiber Design and Development Senior Scientist, OFS.

"This fiber development was driven by an increasing demand for a reliable fiber supply from our customers in the rapidly growing fiber laser market space.  OFS has the fiber expertise and fabrication technology needed to meet that demand," commented JoAnn Coyne, General Manager, OFS.

About OFS
OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, optical fiber cable, connectivity, FTTX and specialty photonics solutions.  Our marketing, sales, manufacturing and research teams provide forward-looking, innovative products and solutions in areas including Telecommunications, Medicine, Industrial Automation, Sensing, Government, Aerospace and Defense applications. We provide reliable, cost effective optical solutions to enable our customers to meet the needs of today's and tomorrow's digital and energy consumers and businesses. 

OFS' corporate lineage dates back to 1876 and includes technology powerhouses such as AT&T and Lucent Technologies. Today, OFS is owned by Furukawa Electric, a multi-billion dollar global leader in optical communications.

Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, U.S., OFS is a global provider with facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Russia, and the United States.

For more information, please visit www.ofsoptics.com.

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