Optic Fiber Systems (Optikovolokonnye Sistemy)

Amorphous Carbon-coated and Photonic Crystal Optical Fiber

Operating Factories

Shareholders in Portfolio Company 
RUSNANO, Gazprombank, Republic of Mordovia

Industry Sector 
Optics and Electronics

Production Location 
Saransk, Republic of Mordovia

Investment Started:  2011

Total Budget

2.71  bln rubles
Co-investment by RUSNANO
1.30  bln rubles

Production of advanced nanostructured optical fiber

The project company will produce five kinds of optical fiber for different applications.

Areas of application

  • Telecommunications
  • Fiber lasers industry

Competitive advantages

  • Resistant to hydrogen
  • Long service life
  • Tolerance to bending
  • Unique dispersal properties in the nanostructured fiber

The project will produce photonic crystal fiber and introduce technology for applying protective nanocoatings of amorphous carbon to standard optical fiber. The new coating improves the fiber’s mechanical properties, the extent to which it can be bent, and its service life. These are particularly advantageous features for optical fiber used in local and in-vehicle networks. The hydrogen resistance provides greater stability for fiber use underwater and also at chemical and oil and gas facilities.

Photonic crystal fiber is used in the newest fiber lasers and amplifiers, fiber endoscopes and sensors, and laser scalpels in the medical, semiconductor, and telecommunications industries.

Photonic Crystal Fiber with Quartz-Glass CoreBend Tolerant Optical Fiber