Liquid Light Pipe, 1.0 Meter
1 in stock
|Dimensions||2 × 12 × 12 in|
|Tested||Sold AS IS. As Described|
|Cosmetic Condition||4 - Excellent|
This is a very unusual type of light pipe. Instead of using multiple glass fibers it uses a liquid-filled reflective tube with optical windows at either end. These are typically used in systems requiring high transmission in the UV range, but are often sensitive to too much heat. I am uncertain whether this bundle uses quartz windows or more conventional glass, so I cannot say for certain that this is a UV light guide.
The two ends differ quite a bit. The larger end has a strain-relief integral with the input (output ?) ferrule. The dimensions of the termination are 0.351 inches in diameter and 0.430 inches long. There is a small groove in the termination ferrule. The aperture window is 0.196 inches in diameter. The other end terminates in a stainless steel ferrule 0.273 inches in diameter and 0.787 inches in length.
The light pipe is in excellent condition with an overall length of 1.0 meters. There is a slight gap in the cladding next to the input ferrule but it appears to be intentional. I am not sure what transmission medium is used, but glycerin is typical. These are usually quite expensive to manufacture. I will try to determine the transmission range and post additional information shortly. This bundle is very similar to those currently sold by Newport, but there is no manufacturer’s marking or catalog number.
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