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Publication Date: 07/1/2010
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Norland Intros Hi Speed Multifiber Interferometer
Multifiber interferometer.
Cranbury, NJ — Norland Products Inc. has introduced its next generation Automated Interferometric Microscope System 2020 for measuring the end face quality of multifiber connectors. Using a custom high resolution Michelson interferometric objective and a high-speed 4 megapixel camera, the AIM 2020 system reportedly provides exceptional speed, accuracy, resolution, and ease of use compared to other systems on the market.

To maintain high quality in multifiber connectors, manufacturers need to examine both the overall surface of the connector and the details of the individual fiber tips. The new instrument is designed to provide the quantity and quality of data points for the most accurate measurement of the fiber height, fiber tip radius and core dip.

Most unusual about this system is that even though it utilizes 3 to 4 times more data than competitive systems, it measures a 12 fiber MT connector in just 11 seconds. It measures all the key parameters of a multifiber connector including angle of polish, radius of curvature, fiber height, fiber plane angle, core dip, fiber tip radius, and minus coplanarity.

Everything has been fully automated in this system; there are no operator adjustments necessary, and no knowledge of interferometry is needed. NIST-traceable standards provide confirmed calibration for magnification, fiber height, and angle of polish. The patented True Angle connector mounts with integral aperture plate and pins allow easy insertion of the connectors into the mount to provide the highest accuracy for angle measurements.

Contact: Norland Products Inc., 2540 Route 130, Suite 100, Cranbury, NJ 08512 609-395-1966 fax: 609-395-9006 E-mail: Web:

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