Bulgin introduces expanded beam fibre optic connector technology

Bulgin has launched a patented new expanded beam fibre optic connector and cable management system.

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This technology – which is now available in the 5000 Series Expanded Beam Connector – is the result of a two-year project to produce a low-cost, sustainable expanded beam product suitable for a wide range of industries.

Expanded beam fibre optic connectors are typically used in applications where it is important to reduce the impact of dirt or contamination when joining two fibre optic cables. Accurate alignment of ferrules and minimal twisting of fibre optic cables are critical to minimise light loss and ensure efficient transmission of the signal through the connector.

Bulgin’s technology offers a ferrule-lens alignment technology in combination with a cable management system to prevent twisting of the optical fibres.

This solution allows the rapid termination and repair of cables in the field, making the 5000 Series Expanded Beam Connector suitable for harsh environment applications, including military communications, mining, oil and gas, and broadcasting. It is particularly suited to temporary fibre optic set-ups that need to be quickly assembled and dismantled, such as concert venues and sports stadiums.