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Fiber Optic Sacrificial Interfaces, Single Mode
633 - 780 nm
980 - 1550 nm
Thorlabs' Single Mode Fiber Optic Sacrificial Interfaces protect external fiber connectors and end faces of fiber-coupled instruments from damage caused by unclean connections or repeated use. Since their primary purpose is to act as an expendable intermediary component, each sacrificial interface is designed to minimize insertion loss and not add additional attenuation into the system; see the table to the right for details. Using these interfaces can help prevent unwanted instrument recalibrations and repairs due to damaged input connectors, resulting in reduced instrument downtime. Once a sacrificial interface is damaged, it should be properly disposed and replaced to ensure full protection for end faces and fiber connectors.
Each sacrificial interface has a 2.2 mm wide key female FC/PC input connector, making it compatible with both narrow key and wide key male connectors. For the output, each one has a 2.0 mm narrow key male FC/PC connector. These sacrifical interfaces are made with polarization-insensitive doped fiber; the specific fiber type used for each is listed in the table. Each interface includes two protective dust caps.
The items on this page will be retired without replacement when stock is depleted. If you require this part for line production, please contact our OEM Team.