Optic Fiber Systems (Optikovolokonnye Sistemy)
Amorphous Carbon-coated and Photonic Crystal Optical Fiber
Shareholders in Portfolio Company
Investment Started: 2011
2.71 bln rubles
Co-investment by RUSNANO1.30 bln rubles
Production of advanced nanostructured optical fiber
The project company will produce five kinds of optical fiber for different applications.
Areas of application
- Fiber lasers industry
- Resistant to hydrogen
- Long service life
- Tolerance to bending
- Unique dispersal properties in the nanostructured fiber
Technologies and Products
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.