Space Grade PM Gyro Fibers

Fibers for Space & Nuclear Environment

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Overview

For gyroscope

The IXF-PMG family includes high performance Polarization Maintaining Fibers that are specifically designed for integration into Fiber Optic Gyroscopes on or above the earth.

Fiber diameter control is critical during coil winding: our fibers exhibit very high consistency / accuracy of the coating diameter not only in each batch, but also from batch to batch.

Highlights

Benefits & Features

  • Qualified by international inertial sensing manufacturers
  • Design for space environment available
  • Highly birefringence
  • High polarization extinction in coiled applications
  • Zero twist
  • Round core
  • Cladding diameter: 40,80, 125 µm
  • Various coating diameters, tuned to customers specifications
  • High stability coating diameter along each batch and from batch

Applications

  • Space environment

Main Specifications

Datasheet

Products

Product Specification Datasheet
IXF-PMG-1550-80-019-E 1550 nm operation
Tiger design
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IXF-PMG-1550-80-019-E-LS 1550 nm operation
Tiger design
Reduced coating
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Publications

  • Recent advances in radiation-hardened fiber-based technologies for space applications

    S. Girard, A. Morana, A. Ladaci, T.Robin, L. Mescia, J.J Bonnefois, M. Boutillier, J. Mekki, A. Paveau, B. Cadier, E. Marin, Y. Ouerdane & A. Boukenter

    Journal of Optics – 1 August 2018

    In this topical review, the recent progress on radiation-hardened fiber-based technologies is detailed, focusing on examples for space applications. In the first part of the review, we introduce the operational principles of the various fiber-based technologies considered for use in radiation environments: …

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  • Robustness of astrix fiber optic gyros in space radiative environment

    A. Paveau, G. Cros, R. Mangeret, S. Mariojouls & J.J. Bonnefois.

    10th International ESA Conferenceon Guidance, Navigation & Control systems – June 2017

    Development of radiation resistant passive and doped fibers started 10 years ago at iXblue. With tens of satellites flying using iXblue Optical Fibers, we now have access to data from real space environment – not only lab irradiation testing.

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