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FC/PC Fiber Connectors: Multimode, Ceramic Ferrule
Additional Strain Relief
FC/PC with Ceramic Ferrule
Thorlabs offers FC/PC connectors with 2.0 mm narrow keys and ceramic ferrules. Our smaller bore connectors (30128C3 and 30140E1) accommodate our small-core multimode fibers. Our larger bore connectors accommodate our large-core fiber series and are ideal for optogenetics applications. Each connector package includes a fiber connector cap, crimp sleeve, and strain relief boot compatible with Ø3 mm furcation tubing. Strain relief boots for Ø2 mm furcation tubing and additional connector caps can be purchased separately (see below). Stainless steel tubing and sleeves are also available.
If you need a bore size that is not listed below, please e-mail Tech Support for a quote on custom sizes. In addition to custom connectors, we offer custom patch cables with very rapid turnaround times. Please see our Custom Patch Cable Form for more information.
As an alternative to buying and assembling separate optical fiber, connectors, and furcation tubing, Thorlabs also offers pre-built patch cables from stock using the connectors sold on this page. See the table to the right and the Patch Cables tab for a listing of patch cables available which incorporate connectors sold on this page.
Stock Patch Cables Available with These Connectors
As an alternative to buying and assembling separate optical fiber, connectors, and furcation tubing, Thorlabs offers pre-built patch cables from stock using the connectors sold on this page. Stocked patch cables are available with multimode optical fiber, as indicated by the table to the right. Additionally, Thorlabs offers Custom Patch Cables with same-day shipping, which can be constructed using the connectors sold on this page.
Thorlabs offers strain relief boots and dust caps that can be purchased separately from our fiber connectors. The black strain relief boots sold here include a crimp sleeve and are compatible with FC/PC and FC/APC connectors and Ø2 mm furcation tubing (our stock connectors do not include a boot compatible with Ø2 mm tubing).
The CAPF Clear Plastic Dust Caps are for use with all Ø2.5 mm fiber connector ferrules and FC connectors, and the CAPFM Threaded Nickel-Plated Brass Dust Caps are for use with narrow-key FC connectors. Dirt on the fiber tip can result in permanent damage to the fiber connector, which can increase coupling losses or create undesirable mode structures in the output light. To prevent damaging the connectorized fiber, clean before each use with an appropriate fiber and connector cleaning product and use a fiber connector cap to protect the end face of the connectorized fiber when it is not in use.